September 19, 2021

KITAAB

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paper books

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Faced with the pressure from e-books, the publishing industry isundergoing a revolution in the way they produce paper books -upgrading the binding and layout to turn books into collectoritems, say booksellers and publishing industry observers. "E-books make it convenient for readers to access the contentbut they have little value for collection. So the traditionalpublishing industry should focus on adding to the value ofprinted books," says Seiichi Mizuno, an adviser for culturalinstitutes in Japan and former president of the Seibu DepartmentStores in Tokyo. (more…)

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Reading books is becoming increasingly popular among Chinese adult, but newspapers and magazines are falling out of favor, according to survey results released on Monday. Polling 40,600 adults in 29 provincial-level regions, an annual survey on reading habits found that they read 4.77 paper books and 2.48 digital ones in a year, up 0.38 and 0.13 respectively. (more…)

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