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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Reading comprehension falls in secondary schools, study claims

A new report from Renaissance Learning suggests the reading comprehension of secondary school pupils is falling below that of primary school children because teenagers are not reading challenging enough books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Only half of pre-school children being read to daily, UK study finds

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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Man Booker Prize-winning translator helps launch Shared Reading in Doncaster

Man Booker International Prize-winning translator and publisher Deborah Smith is to support national charity The Reader by match-funding donations to the total value of £5,000. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Dolly Parton launches nursery reading programme

US country singer and philanthropist Dolly Parton is launching Story Starters, a new volunteer-led programme designed to help nursery children become ready to read. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mills & Boon launches weekly ebook serial

Mills & Boon is launching its first weekly serial: a new 12-part digital-only series, called Secrets of the A List, to be written by 11 of its existing authors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Best of the week: Facebook eyes YouTube with launch of Watch shows

This week, our top stories examined the debut of Facebook-funded shows on Watch, publishers’ pivots to video and more. The post Best of the week: Facebook eyes YouTube with launch of Watch shows appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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William Collins launches music list with Dylan study

William Collins is set to launch its music list with a book by Harvard classics professor Richard F Thomas on why Bob Dylan matters. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Audience Engagement and Reading Promotion: Aldus’ New Report on European Book Fairs

From a city-wide book exchange in Latvia to a ‘New Writers Festival’ in Greece, European book fairs have a wide array of approaches to promoting reading, revealed in an Aldus report. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Not the Normal Book Presentation Routine’ ollowing the... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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European booksellers launch geoblocking petition

European booksellers have launched a petition asking the European Council not to “force” bookshops to sell ebooks across borders, for fear it will drive them out of the digital book business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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YouTube Kids Launches #ReadAlong Campaign to Encourage Kids to Read

YouTube Kids partnered with global book publishers HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and National Geographic Kids to launch a global initiative called #ReadAlong month. Taking place throughout the month of June, the program is designed to help young viewers learn to... Continue reading at AdWeek

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PRH launches #ByBook Summer Reading campaign

Penguin Random House is celebrating summer with a new campaign, #ByBook, designed to take adult, parent and teen readers to new places and champion books as "the ultimate way to travel". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Study: Over Two-Thirds of Americans Still Read Print Magazines

Digital magazine audiences are growing, but most U.S. adults prefer to consume across multiple platforms. The post Study: Over Two-Thirds of Americans Still Read Print Magazines appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Seth Rogen's Preacher to launch on Amazon UK next week

TV series based on cult comic book stars Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun and Ruth NeggaThe TV series based on cult comic book Preacher is to launch in the UK on Amazon’s Prime streaming service from Monday.The episodes will be released by Amazon in the UK, Austria, Germany and Japan the day after... Continue reading at The Guardian

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New Zealand indie to launch European push from Bristol HQ

Book Island, winner of the Best Publisher in Oceania Award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair last month, is moving its headquarters from New Zealand to Bristol as it looks to grow its UK presence. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Magazine Channel Launches Reading App

Inkworthy debuts with more than 450 publishers on board. The post The Magazine Channel Launches Reading App appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Study: More than half of all ad blocker users would disable them to read content

The IAB and YouGov has found that 22 percent of U.K. adults have installed ad blockers, up from 18 percent in October. Although a silver lining for publishers is that 54 percent of users would turn off blockers in order to read content. Martin Ashplant, digital director at the Metro, points out... Continue reading at Digiday

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‘Sick of Reading about White Boys and Dogs,’ 11-Year-Old Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks

#1000BlackGirlBooks is a project headed by an 11-year-old in Philadelphia who wants to promote diversity in children's books. The post ‘Sick of Reading about White Boys and Dogs,’ 11-Year-Old Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Everything You Should Read This Week

Welcome to the Slate Plus Digest, a weekly newsletter that provides you with great stuff to read from both inside and outside Slate. We’re combining What Happened at Slate This Week, our roundup of Slate stories, with Reading List, which pointed you to stories on other sites. There’s new stuff... Continue reading at Slate

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Futurebook Conference launches a week of daily deals

The Bookseller is to launch a week of FutureBook offers in the run-up to the FutureBook Conference on 4th December. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Infographic: Launching University Press Week, November 8-14

University Press Week runs November 8-14. This handy infographic summarizes all you need to know about this dynamic segment of the publishing industry. The post Infographic: Launching University Press Week, November 8-14 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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