SURVEY: Is a Library Without Print Books a Library at All?

Is an all-digital library just the 21st-century update of the traditional library? Or a free database and ebook service with better branding? Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ReadersFirst Survey: How Can We Improve Library E-books?

What would you like to see happen next in the library ebook market? Take the ReadersFirst survey and have your voice heard. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Survey finds 76% of children prefer print books

Children prefer print books to ebooks for both reading for pleasure and reading for education, a study by reading charity BookTrust has found. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library cuts and falls in printed book sales | Letters

Has the editor of The Bookseller compared the fall of print sales of adult fiction since 2009 by more than £150m with the massively declined budgets of public libraries over the same five-year period (The writing’s on the wall for adult fiction in print, 14 January). This is also conditioned by... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library secures early printed books

Two of the first ever books to be printed in Scotland have been bought from private ownership by the National Library of Scotland. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2014-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pew survey: Reading of print books increased in 2013

The Pew survey found that e-reading increased as well but that more adults read a print book in 2013 than in the previous year. 'Print remains the foundation of Americans’ reading habits,' the report stated. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-01-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book library borrowing rate is low, Pew survey finds

E-book readers have been relatively slow to borrow digital works from the library, deterred by a limited selection and by not even knowing whether their local branch offers e-releases, according to a new study. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Adults and teenagers still prefer prints books to ebooks, WBD survey says

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 03/03/2011 - 07:34 Almost half of teenagers have read a book on a computer, according to a new survey to mark World Book Day. As hundreds of events get under way across the country today, 40.8% of teenagers said they had read a book on a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reinventing Book Printing: Digital Printing for Every Stage in a Book’s Life

Multinational publishers know that regional book editions increase their options for selling titles, especially in the education segment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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State Library Victoria proves libraries aren't just about books: they're about community

In our digital age, libraries are spaces for community and connection. The new State Library Victoria proves libaries have an exciting future. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2019-12-08 18:49:50 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: New Reader Survey Urges Publishers, Libraries to Bridge Their Data Gap

Among the stories making news this week: veteran bookseller and library advocate Tim Coates releases a reader-focused survey; more drama over Drag Queen Storytimes; and what to expect from all the talk of antitrust action in the tech sector. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Club: Our first pick is ‘The Library Book’

Just in time for summer reading, "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean is the L.A. Times Book Club's first selection and community read. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-08 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads 'The Library Book'

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen "The Library Book" as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-06 10:00:06 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads ‘The Library Book’

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen “The Library Book” as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Join us as we explore Orlean’s bestseller, a whodunit about the mysterious 1986 fire that gutted Los... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-06 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Susan Orlean cracked open her book and bent toward the microphone. “Covers burst like popcorn,” she said, reading from her book about the mysterious 1986 fire at downtown L.A.’s Central Library. “Pages flared and blackened and then sprang away from their bindings, a ream of sooty scraps soaring... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair: Publishers, Book Aid International Champion Rebuilding Iraqi Library

Since the destruction of the University of Mosul's library, momentum is building for Book Aid International's efforts to coordinate and enable publishers' contributions to rebuilding. The post London Book Fair: Publishers, Book Aid International Champion Rebuilding Iraqi Library appeared first... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: The library fire, a criminal family, reviews and book news

Hello! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s books newsletter from the L.A. Times. THE BIG STORY Although Susan Orlean is a staff writer for the New Yorker, she lives in Los Angeles part-time, and for the last six years has been writing a book that investigates a mystery many of us... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why print book sales are rising, and books are getting longer

E-book sales have remained stagnant in 2015. But print book sales are up, and Harper Lee's latest novel and adult coloring books are the big winners. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: What Libraries Need to Consider When Looking at E-book Lending Solutions

E-book lending in libraries has its challenges, but as the explosion of new players, platforms, and service providers in the field suggests, it is on the upswing. How do you choose which ebook lending service is best for your library? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lizzie Skurnick Books will retrieve out-of-print young adult books

Lizzie Skurnick Books, named after the author who will oversee the titles, will re-release old favorites among young adult titles first published between the 1920s and 1980s. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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