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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your … Continue reading Example Article

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Digital books are now much more important than physical books for Genre Fiction

”Digital(e-book sales rose 11% to £563 million in 2014 – not a plateauing of e-book sales as has been reported in some quarters, but a less steep rise than the recorded in 2013. (19%) ”- Philip Jones Genre fiction is also known as popular fiction. It puts a great emphasis on plot and less on theme and characterisation. The readers of this genre tend to … Continue reading Digital books are now much more important than physical books for Genre Fiction

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Can Digital Technology Encourage Reading in Teens?

In 2015 Nielsen Book released a report stating only 34% of 14-17 year olds read once per week for pleasure, which compared to 71% of the entire 0-17 demographic. A similar report conducted by Scholastic collaborated these findings and found that only 17% of 15-17 year olds read for fun between 5 and 7 days per week, whereas 76% visited social media sites in as … Continue reading Can Digital Technology Encourage Reading in Teens?

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Digital Magazines: Are we over them?

The Digital Age has taken the world by storm, but what about those areas that may get left behind? Magazines are attempting to drive the digital advancement, with a wide variety of them having interactive features to entertain the reader.   Is print back? ‘Many publishers, not enthusiastic about digital editions to begin with, said readers would return to print as soon as they returned to their … Continue reading Digital Magazines: Are we over them?

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Will 2016 revolutionise diversity in children’s literature?

As a child I was an avid reader and like a lot of young girls my bookshelf was adorned with Jacqueline Wilson books. It wasn’t until my mother gave me Betsy Biggalow is Here! by Malorie Blackman that I realised that all my favourite Wilson books didn’t feature a character like me – black. I had assumed that black people simply weren’t written about. As … Continue reading Will 2016 revolutionise diversity in children’s literature?

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Self-Publishing: Is It Right For You?

‘The good news about self-publishing is you get to do everything yourself. The bad news about self-publishing is you get to do everything yourself.’ – Lori Lesko It’s 4:32am, and you’ve just finished writing a New York Times best seller (you’re sure of it). You want to share it with the world, and why shouldn’t you? It’s taken you eighteen back-breaking, soul-destroying months to get … Continue reading Self-Publishing: Is It Right For You?

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Why Open Access is still an Open Debate

The rise of open access journals within the science research community has been astonishing, according to Scopus there was a ‘43% growth in articles published in fully open access journals from 13,500 in 2013 to 18,000 in 2014.’ The increase of research being free online allows equal opportunity around the world, speeding up progression in the science community at an astounding rate. However, OA is currently … Continue reading Why Open Access is still an Open Debate

Will Digital Innovations Trump Print In Children’s Publishing?

The Questionable Debate In today’s world the publishing landscape is changing dramatically, with a rising demand for the innovating digital technologies, now readily available for audiences to access on the go, via phones, laptops or tablets. However there is an argument to be had, that children’s publishing is perhaps, slower in growth when it comes to a demand for digital products. With recent statistics showing … Continue reading Will Digital Innovations Trump Print In Children’s Publishing?

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Video Games: Have they been a boon, or a bane for the publishing industry?

Having emerged in the 1970s as rudimentary ‘toys’, video games have come a long way in the past 40 years. Now entirely their own medium, video games have established themselves as part of human culture, representing a multibillion-dollar industry that rubs shoulders with both film and book publishing. It is unsurprising then, that video games have had a huge effect on these other two mediums. … Continue reading Video Games: Have they been a boon, or a bane for the publishing industry?

Online Publishing: Fad or Flop?

There is something to be said for the craze of digital publishing. Having a novel available to you with just the click of a smart phone button is a lure many book lovers can’t resist. And why should they? E-Books provide a mass market of genre fiction, cheap and easily available for the average reader. But there are many who believed that ‘e-reading would spell … Continue reading Online Publishing: Fad or Flop?

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Why Hasn’t Digital Publishing Killed the Textbook?

It started with the announcement of the PDF 1.0 in 1991 and culminated with the market dominance of the Amazon Kindle in the late 2000s. In just 16 years, ePublishing managed to go from a fevered dream of a sleepless proof-reader to one of Amazon’s multi million dollar corporate cornerstones. Some would argue that the dawn of this new digital age came with the release of … Continue reading Why Hasn’t Digital Publishing Killed the Textbook?