How savvy are you about the worldwide publishing industry? This infographic, “A Guide to Global Reading Habits” by Global English Editing lays out the facts. In recent years, e-readers and electronic books have become a major force in publishing. How major? By 2018, e-books are projected to account for over 25% of all book sales, up from 12% of book sales in 2013. The infographic also includes a complete list of time spent reading around the globe and other worldwide reading facts. Compare this to the number of hours you read each week. Do you think you read more or less than your friends and neighbors? If the answer is six hours or more, you spend more time reading than the average adult in the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. You’d have to read almost eleven hours each week to beat the country with the most hours read each week, however. On average, adults in India read 10.7 hours each week! Click Read More below for additional detail.
Cost-cutting and outright closures continue to afflict print publishing.
For instance, The Fort Wayne (Indiana) Journal Gazette is eliminating its Sunday edition and placing that content in a new weekend edition that will appear on Saturdays.
Last Friday, the paper announced, “All of the features readers have come to expect on Sundays – exclusive enterprise reporting, stand-alone Sports, Metro, Perspective, Business, Living and Classified/Home sections – will move to the Saturday Weekend Edition, along with color comics, puzzles, advice columns and the weekly advertising insert package.”
more at: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/381836/the-fort-wayne-journal-gazette-cuts-sunday-print.html