*+-A panel at the IDPF Digital Book Conference this Wednesday asks, is Amazon good for readers? Tell us what you think.
*+-Buenos Aires, with 2.8 million people, has 734 bookstores, or 25 for every 100,000 people — the highest per capita in the world.
*+-The Italian Publishers Association has produced a song praising the ‘lives of a book’ for a reading promotion, with revenues going to the visually impaired.
*+-In honor of World Book Day, the International Publishers Association has an infographic on how much children should read and why literacy is important.
*+-VIDA’s annual survey of literary publications found that book reviewing and literary coverage is still dominated by men.
*+-‘We are finally shedding archaic typographic rules, and technology now allows emotion to return to printed text,’ argues Anthony Franco of EffectiveUI.
*+-‘Writing translated from other languages makes you see things differently,’ says UK translator Daniel Hahn who will mine the Bologna Book Fair for gems.
*+-Nine out of ten French read books last year and on average people read 16 books a year: 14 in print, 2 digital. Still, the French see room for improvement.
*+-When it comes to catering to Millennials, Total BooX believes that eliminating the friction in the traditional ebook purchasing process is key.
*+-A new survey by the NEA reveals that a mere 54% of Americans read any kind of book last year, print or digital.