Browsing by topic: reading

In South Africa, Crowd-sourced Publishing Tackles Book Poverty

Book Dash

A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers

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Deborah Emin: Publishing’s Complicated Relationship with Technology

Deborah Emin

Deborah Emin of Sullivan Street Press argues that the rapid change from print to digital publishing is hurting readers, writers, and the next generation.

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Will Amazon Disrupt Sweden’s Book Market?

Swedish Flag

Sweden’s book market is bracing for the launch of Amazon, where ebooks are hamstrung by high taxes and print books are still relatively affordable.

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Samsung: “Content Brings the Hardware to Life”

Rory O'Neill of Samsung displays the latest devices at the Frankfurt Book fair

Samsung, the 2014 Frankfurt Innovation Partner, is searching for collaborators to help them showcase their cutting-edge products.

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What a Typical Week Looks Like at One UK Literary Agency

Andrew Lownie

UK literary agency Andrew Lownie outlines the range of activities he is involved with in a typical agency week, from the mundane and routine, to the offbeat and extraordinary.

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How to Boost Your Reading Focus in a Busy, Buzzy Age

The Lost Art of Reading

Sharon Glassman speaks to three reading experts who offer advice on how to improve your focus and make time for the books you don’t-yet-know you’ll love.

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Speed Reading Secrets of a Book Critic

Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

How is it professional book critics can pump out scores of reviews a year when many of us struggle just to read one book a week? They are told what to say.

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Readers Remember Less on Kindles than on Paper

The anti-memory device?

Can’t remember the plot of that mystery you just read? A new study determines: maybe it’s your Kindle’s fault.

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What Are Your Top Summer Reads of 2014?

The Martian

Summer is a time when many people look to fiction for escape. Here are three selections from Publishing Perspectives’ Edward Nawotka. What are yours?

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Can People Step Up Their Reading Choices?

Author Tim Parks

In the New York Review of Books, Tim Parks asks: ‘Do people really pass from Fifty Shades of Grey to Alice Munro?’ The answer: Perhaps not.

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