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Bowker data shows traditional publishing steady in U.S.

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

The latest short data report from  ProQuest research affiliate Bowker showed traditional print publishing holding up very nicely, thank you, in the U.S. The Bowker release stated that: “production of print books by traditional publishers in the USA declined from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a [...]

The Real Figures Behind Alarmist UK Children's Reading Reports

By libertyc
October 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Bookseller has just reported, in the context of its The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference currently taking place in London, some alarming figures on the reading habits – or lack of them – of children in the UK. According to The Bookseller, “‘Understanding [...]

Study shows tablets continue to overtake e-readers

By libertyc
April 8, 2013 // 7 Comments

My e-reader sits on the bookshelf, dust growing on it every day. My Nook Simple Touch used to be one of my favorite gadgets—I carried it everywhere, even just to sneak a couple of pages here and there. I’ve replaced my e-reader with a tablet. I ordered a Nexus 7 last July (a birthday present) [...]

E-Books Go Global: A look at e-book growth around the world

By libertyc
August 24, 2012 // 3 Comments

      A hearty and sincere thank you goes out to the Virginia-based poet and journalist Beth Wellington this morning, for alerting us to a fantastic 44-page PowerPoint presentation that was originally prepared by Kelly Gallagher for a June 2012 Publishers Launch conference. If you [...]

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