According to the Global Times, the 7th annual National Reading Survey canvassed 29 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and covered over 19,000 readers.
It round that newspaper reading declined 15.6 percent and paperback reading declined as well.
24.6 percent of the respondents had read digital books and 91 percent of them said that they would not […]
Chris Meadows recently wrote on the sapping of our attention spans. In between clicks away to gmail, Facebook, and Chris’s own links, I was just able to read through to the end, and the comments after.
Now perhaps I am merely mentally lazy and weak, as Steve Jordan suggests, but I don’t think reclaiming your […]
The New York Times has an article covering the implications of the impending agency pricing model for book sales. It mentions the one-star ratings that have shown up when e-book editions have been delayed or perceived as too expensive, and warns that publishers may be in for more than they bargain for with the increase […]
Found via TechDirt: Ex-music-industry-exec Susan Piver, who I covered a few days ago for her comparison of Macmillan’s pricing change to the way the music industry went down the tubes around the turn of the century, has made another post comparing the two industries.
This is actually an article she wrote after being badly […]
I got this email from Tony Stanton of Obooko and thought it was worth reproducing in part:
obooko is a new (we started November 2009) website devoted to giving new writers the opportunity to test-the-water before committing to print. And for established authors to promote their work.
The idea is that new writers self-publish and gain experience […]