Statistics suggest that even as print reading is in decline, the internet and e-books have increased our consumption of the written word.
People are looking for a reliable alternative to the so-called authorities, be they politicians, bankers or media, who are so often wrong. Books provide that.
Successful children’s book author and illustrator John Rocco shares his views on the industry, and on how books can help kids and parents connect.
You can see the results of social writing in the self-publishing community. But are there still benefits from the traditional means of production?
As in all things, form follows function, and the function of reading is being disrupted by convenience of consumption and construction, changing the book.
FamLoop app, developed by Hong Kong’s MotherApp, turns digital reading into a family bonding experience.
What percentage of your books do you consume in a digital format? Are there particular formats you favor in digital over print and vice versa?
Sharjah’s Children’s Festival drew together Arabic and foreign publishers for cultural exchanges; now annual, it aims to become the Bologna of the Middle East.
The fund, sponsored by the Sharjah government, implement reading projects for children living in Central Asia, and North Africa.
South Africa’s Cover2Cover Books has founded the FunDza Literary Trust, with the goal of improving literacy in the teen and young adult market.