More children are going digital, according to Scholastic’s latest study, and the percentage of boys reading passionately and for fun is up, while girls are down.
Forrester Research and DBW presented the findings of their Executive Publishing Survey on ebooks, devices and digital publishing predictions for 2013.
Peruvian publishing is enjoying record growth thanks to zero VAT on books, increased exports and investment, more government purchases and a rising literary profile.
This week’s edition looks at the troubles counting e-books, why books need ISBNs, the five year history of the Kindle, James Daunt’s UK gamble, and more.
Open Letter Books has published their database of all the translations in the US for 2012 (so far). Dalkey leads the pack of publishers, with AmazonCrossing in second.
Tweens have plenty of cash to spend on themselves, so there’s a big opportunity there for publishers, but they have to learn what tweens want and how to deliver it.
Survey data published yesterday showed that 35% of e-reader owners used their devices only once, while 37% regretted buying an e-reader.
According to a study released recently by the Pew Research Center, 60% of Americans aged 16-29 still use their public library, and 83% read a book in the past year.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, the Italian Publishers Association presented statistics about Italy’s book market.
At Frankfurt’s annual Rights Directors Meeting, Wuping Zhao told the audience that Chinese publishers acquired rights to 15,592 foreign titles in 2011, up from just 1,664 in 1995.