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The written word is losing its power and will continue to
February 21, 2018 at 3:53 pm

If there were a futures market in literacy, it would be dropping. It is a sad fact that the value of written words, in relation to spoken words and still and moving pictures, is sinking like a stone. Changes like this happen for structural reasons. Since the invention of moveable type and the printing press,…

Only half of pre-school children being read to daily, UK study finds
February 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Survey finds proportion of toddlers having story time fell by a fifth in five years The proportion of toddlers being read to every day has dropped by a fifth over the last five years, according to research warning that the decline is a significant threat to child development.The annual Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer survey…

Ebooks are not 'stupid' – they're a revolution
February 21, 2018 at 10:53 am

The head of publisher Hachette has claimed ebooks are a failure – but as an author and a reader, they’ve completely changed my lifeI was a relatively late convert to the e-reader, getting my Kindle five years ago when it became clear that reading 600-pages of A Suitable Boy while breastfeeding wasn’t going to work.…

The UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses Names its 2018 Shortlist
February 21, 2018 at 2:30 am

Open to UK and Irish publishers, the Republic of Consciousness Prize honors literary fiction produced by small, independent presses with no more than five full-time employees.  The post The UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses Names its 2018 Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses Names its 2018 Shortlist
February 21, 2018 at 2:30 am

Open to UK and Irish publishers, the Republic of Consciousness Prize honors literary fiction produced by small, independent presses with no more than five full-time employees.  The post The UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses Names its 2018 Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.