Oct 11, 2014

RAW 141013


In this random articles across the web we have:

Reading:

  • Why readers still prefer paper
  • Nearly three quarters of young people prefer print

Electronics, Tablets:


  • Tablet Growth Disappoints in First Half 2014, iPad Sales Down, Samsung up
  • Have We Reached Peak Tablet Sales Growth?

Publishing:


  • Biblica Enters into Expanded Partnership with HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • Who Owns Whom in Publishing? (specifically Christian publishers)

Culture:


  • Why are lattes associated with liberals?




Reading

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Readers Still Prefer Paper

electricliterature.com - Although the Kindle was released 7 years ago, print still rules the book market and ebook growth has slowed dramatically in the last year and a half. Why haven’t readers jumped ship to ebooks as quickly as music fans did to mp3s?  Read more...


Nearly three quarters of young people prefer print

thebookseller.com - The 16-24 generation is still firmly in favour of print books, new research shows, with 73% saying they prefer print over digital or audio formats.  Exclusive research conducted by Voxburner for The Bookseller showed that while nearly three-quarters of young people said they prefer the print form, only 27%  prefer e-books and 31% said they don’t buy e-books at all.  Read more...




Digital Books and Tablets

Tablet Growth Disappoints in First Half 2014, iPad Sales Down, Samsung up

digitalbookworld.com - Branded Tablet Growth Expected to Disappoint with Only 2.5% Growth; Apple Down and Samsung Up ?The 200 million annual shipments milestone for branded tablets continues to elude OEM vendors and over... Read more...


Have We Reached Peak Tablet Sales Growth?


forbes.com - Worldwide tablet computer sales, thought to be the next area of significant growth for the technology industry, may have peaked in the first half of this year. According to a new report from ABI Re... Read more...




Publishing

Biblica Enters into Expanded Partnership with HarperCollins Christian Publishing

prweb.com - Companies agree to transition Biblica’s low-cost outreach Bible business to Zondervan.
Read more...



Who Owns Whom in Publishing?

stevelaube.com - Our emphasis in this post is the Christian publishing industry. There are many fine commercial publishers that do not publish Christian books and thus are left out of this discussion. - Read more...




Culture

Why are lattes associated with liberals?

bbc.com - The phrase "latte liberal" is a familiar pejorative in the US. What is it about milky coffee that people associate with left-of-centre politics?  It is light and frothy, say conservatives. Foreign-sounding. An expensive indulgence. They don't think much of the coffee, either.  Read more...