• Go to Home

Category Page: Blogs about Reading

A novel oasis why Argentina is the bookshop capital of the world

A novel oasis: why Argentina is the bookshop capital of the world Buenos Aires alone has more bookstores per person than any other city in the world – just enough for inquisitive Argentinians to indulge their literary cravings The 10 best independent bookshops in the world – readers recommend El Ateneo Grand Splendid mega bookstore

Share

Read More

The UAE’s Walid Aradi: A Transformative Time

The UAE’s Walid Aradi: ‘A Transformative Time’ When ‘an increasingly globalized and educated population’ demands more, ‘publishers are faced with the challenge of redefining an industry,’ in the United Arab Emirates. In our series with specialists (analysts, visionaries, and players) who will tackle issues in the seven pivotal publishing markets of Frankfurt Book Fair’s and Publishing Perspectives’

Share

Read More

How Ebooks Lost Their Shine Kindles Look Clunky Unhip

How eBooks lost their shine: ‘Kindles now look clunky and unhip’ Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. But the latest figures show a dramatic reversal of fortunes, with sales of ebooks plunging. So what’s behind this resurgence? Books as objects of desire: photographs by

Share

Read More

E-reader Sales Slack as Paper Books Reclaim Market Share

E-reader Sales Slack as Paper Books Reclaim Market Share If you have an e-reader collecting dust on a bookshelf somewhere, forgotten in the same place you’ve had it tucked for the last umpteen months, you’re not alone. Recent data from the Publisher’s Association indicate a major market trend back toward treeware, as ebook and e-reader

Share

Read More

What will she do? You must read to lead.

What will she do? You must read to lead. Hope and I got to chat with a nice group of young adults from affluent families. They found out I write things . . . even books . . . and all of them said: “That is so boring!” They could not believe that people were

Share

Read More

THE FALL AND RISE OF PHYSICAL BOOK SALES WORLDWIDE IN DATA

The fall and rise of physical book sales worldwide – in data The effect of ebooks on sales of paper books has not been as drastic as expected – it seems that other, more unpredictable factors have a greater influence on how and what we read  Flying off the shelves … physical book sales saw

Share

Read More