Cloud Atlas 'astonishingly different' in US and UK editions, study finds

Academic discovers dramatically altered stretches of narrative while researching a paper on David Mitchell’s bestselling novelDavid Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is a popular choice for book groups around the world. But it turns out that American readers may be enjoying a rather different experience to those in Britain, after an academic uncovered “astonishing” differences between the US and UK editions of the award-winning novel.Professor Martin Paul Eve of Birkbeck, University of London was writing a paper on Cloud Atlas, working from the UK paperback published by Sceptre, and from a Kindle edition of the novel, when he realised he was unable to find phrases in the ebook that he could distinctly remember from the paperback. He compared the US and UK editions of the book, and realised they were “quite different to one another”. Related: David Mitchell buries latest manuscript for a hundred years Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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... Continue reading at The Guardian

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UK’s National Literary Trust Research Finds Benefits of Audiobooks for Kids

A report commissioned by the Publishers Association says that during the COVID-19 lockdown, UK children listened to audiobooks, arguing to end their VAT. The post UK’s National Literary Trust Research Finds Benefits of Audiobooks for Kids appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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‘What’s taking so long?’: children’s books still neglect BAME readers, finds study

Although picture has improved since 2017, research shows that last year only 4% of books for the youngest readers featured a minority ethnic heroIn most children’s books, according to one London primary school pupil, “people are peach”. Another feels there are “no black people” in the stories... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-19 11:15:59 UTC ]
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New Study Finds Google Receives an Estimated $4.7 Billion in Revenue from News Publishers’ Content

The News Media Alliance today published findings from a new study that analyzes how Google uses and benefits from news. Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Older people more likely to share fake news on Facebook, study finds

Researchers suggest over-65s may lack skills to determine veracity of online newsOlder people are almost four times more likely to have shared fake news on Facebook than the younger generation, according to research published in the journal Science.On average, American Facebook users over 65... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students have vaped marijuana, study finds

Japanese author Haruki Murakami has said said he doesn't want to be considered for the New Academy Prize, a Swedish literary award established as an alternative to the Nobel Prize for literature. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NEA Study Finds Small Dip in Adult Reading

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books by women priced 45% lower, study finds

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Myriad publishes new edition of feminist atlas

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Black science fiction writers face 'universal' racism, study finds

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This nonfiction book by a Swedish adventurer who befriended a stray dog on a grueling trek in South America has become an unexpected hit in the U.K. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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[ Advertising Age | 2016-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Guardian | 2016-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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