Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Culturally Hip Korea Blames Digital Devices for Decline in Reading

A visit to the Seoul Book Fair reveals publishers are still wary of ebooks and blame smart devices for the decline in reading, even as Korean culture has become hip abroad.
Among the curiosities for sale at last week's Seoul International Book Fair were Borges-themed beach gear and tiny hand-bound artists books from a tiny Irish island.
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WaPo's Ron Charles wonders if the difficulty of pronouncing and spelling The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani will be an impediment to sales.
Bestselling phenomenon Father Marcelo Rossi's new book Kairós shot to the top of the Brazilian bestseller list, while Dan Brown took the top slot among foreign authors.
From the Archives:
Even the most modest publishing efforts, when done in the right context, can change the world. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than by Imagine Asia’s work in Afghanistan.

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