‘What happens if the story you’re reading reacts to where you are?’ ask the key players in a newly launched two-year project in ambient literature based in England’s West Country.
Challenges to the industry in Taiwan are debated, from educational shortcomings to ‘poor adaptation to the digital era among Taiwanese publishers and bookstores.’
‘All the key information of the original title but without all the pages’: startup Joosr offers commuters ‘bite-size mobile learning’ in nonfiction.
‘Our kids are reading sillier books,’ says an educational leader in Malaysia, where a debate is ongoing about the quality of literature popular with young people.
With 42 percent of Spain’s population reporting to surveys that they’re not reading books, last week’s symposium in Madrid about bookselling had an extra edge of urgency.
A Colombian coffee-growing town went to the Bogotá Book Fair to showcase its own publishing house, run by the municipality.
‘The population of Japan is about a third of the US, but the [size of the] book market is comparable,’ says Kodansha’s Alvin Lu, who speaks at IDPF’s DigiCon on the eve of BookExpo America.
Bogotá-based independent Laguna Libros holds a monthly bicycle ride in the company of an author whose book portrays Colombia’s capital city.
Colombia is still “a young country” in literacy. The Bogotá Book Fair is helping to change that, says the publishing association chief.
Some research indicates that only about a quarter of readers in China pay for online content. News Agency Xinhua reports on the problem.