European study into e-reading launches next week

A new European Commission-funded project will study whether or not reading digitally changes people’s comprehension of the text they consume. The Evolution of Reading in the Age of Digitisation (EREAD) research will launch next week in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and carry on until autumn 2017 at locations around Europe, involving scholars from multiple disciplines, including the arts, humanities, social sciences and neuro-sciences. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Naming Itself a Free Reading Zone, Zagreb Launches ‘Croatia Reads’

Just launched this month, Croatia's 'free reading zone', funded by government and private donors, is intended to offer thousands of free ebooks to residents and visitors. The post Naming Itself a Free Reading Zone, Zagreb Launches ‘Croatia Reads’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Reading Agency launches £2.1m elderly reading project

The Reading Agency is launching a project to provide reading activities for older people thanks to a £2.1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BookCon Launches Virtual 'Read-a-Thon'

BookCon will hold a virtual day-long reading series on Saturday, April 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, as part of its new BookCon Virtual Author Tour Series. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Julia Donaldson launches weekly broadcast

Julia Donaldson is launching a weekly broadcast in partnership with Macmillan and Scholastic, to entertain families during the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Children's reading comprehension falls without storytime, Egmont study reveals

Children’s reading comprehension declines to half the expected rate when they do not have regular storytime, a study from Egmont has revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Reading for Pleasure Prize Competition launches

The Reading for Pleasure Prize Competition has launched to find "compelling, disruptive and innovative" ideas that encourage people in the UK and beyond to read for pleasure throughout the year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HMP Launches European Division With Latest Event Acquisition

HMP—a B2B events, education and media provider to the healthcare industry—closed a pair of acquisitions this week, swelling its portfolio to more than 300 annual live events and establishing a dedicated European division for the first time. On Thursday, HMP acquired Provascular, GmbH, the... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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University Press Week Wants You to 'Read. Think. Act.'

The Association of University Presses has announced the theme for this year’s University Press Week, which runs from Sunday, November 3 through Saturday, November 9: “Read. Think. Act.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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South African Book Fair and Book Week: Toward a Reading Culture

The Book Development Council is readying its 2019 National Book Week, South African Book Fair and national indigenous language festivals. The post South African Book Fair and Book Week: Toward a Reading Culture appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Follett, Child, Moyes and Mosse launch European tour

Jojo Moyes, Kate Mosse, Ken Follett and Lee Child have joined forces to go on tour in Europe, this November, with the four authors pledging their commitment to their European readers in light of Brexit. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BookBeat launches in 24 countries in major European expansion

Audiobook streaming service BookBeat has launched in 24 new European markets, making the service available in 28 countries overall.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Norwegian reading app to launch in the UK

Poio, an app created to help children learn to read, is launching in the UK in June. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Reading Agency launches A Chapter A Day challenge

The Reading Agency is challenging people to ditch their phones and rebuild their reading habits to mark World Book Night. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Time to Read launches 'Book Bingo' in north west libraries

People in the north west are being encouraged to use their libraries with a “Book Bingo” contest worth up to £200. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Trapeze to launch the Well-Read Black Girl anthology with submission competition

Trapeze is launching a collection of essays by black female writers, scholars and activists, called Well-Read Black Girl, with a competition to find an unpublished black British female author whose essay will be included in the UK edition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘Fear’ Storms the Week: 750,000 Copies at Launch, Largest Pre-Order in Simon’s History

Topping 1.15 million hardcovers in a ninth printing, Bob Woodward's 'Fear' is predicted by some booksellers to surpass sales of other Trump-related titles. The post ‘Fear’ Storms the Week: 750,000 Copies at Launch, Largest Pre-Order in Simon’s History appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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NEA Study Finds Small Dip in Adult Reading

The newest NEA survey of public participation in the arts found that adults reading novels fell between 2012 and 2017, but that reading poetry rose. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The European Union Prize for Literature Launches Its 10th Anniversary Short Fiction Anthology

A trend toward public reading-engagement projects continues, this time as the European Union Prize for Literature's 10th-anniversary short-fiction competition opens for reads and votes on newly created 'European stories.' The post The European Union Prize for Literature Launches Its 10th... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Unbound launches reading club

Unbound has started a reading club offering benefits such as free ebooks, special events and free shipping. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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