It’s the Fourth of July holiday in the United States. A time for beer, barbecue, swimming and, hopefully, a great summer book. Tell us: what are you reading?
Australian librarian Gavin Jones’s website offers age-specific book recommendations for people aged 10 to 16. It’s recipe for success? Simplicity.
A report issued by the Sesame Workshop compares the benefits children gain from physical books, e-books and enhanced e-books, finding print largely better.
Would putting the estimated number of hours it would take a reader to finish a book right there on the jacket be a good marketing tool? Or put readers off?
AOL news platform Patch teamed up with James Patterson’s ReadKiddoRead Program to encourage kids to read this summer; 500,000 users already visited the site.
At BookExpo America, leaders in Russian children’s publishing discussed some of the problems that plague children’s and YA publishing sector.
Piracy, distribution issues, closing bookstores hasn’t slowed Russia’s $3.3 bn book market, and opportunities still abound, says Eksmo CEO Oleg Novikov.
The theme of Publishing Perspectives’ inaugural children’s book conference is ‘What Makes a Children’s Book Great.’ Follow the event on Twitter at #PPKids.
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.