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Apr

Book Platform Newsletter: Issue 7

 

ISSUE 7 OF BOOK PLATFORM NEWSLETTER


In this issue of Book Platform Newsletter:

  • Forthcoming: Promotion of Reading seminar to be held in May in Lviv
  • Forthcoming: Lviv International Children Festival
  • Results of a survey on readership in Armenia now available
  • Disturbing new developments with textbook publishing system in Georgia


Forthcoming: Promotion of Reading seminar to be held in May in Lviv

A 2-day interactive seminar on various techniques for promotion of reading among children and young adults will be the next seminar within the Book Platform project. The event will take place on 17-18 May in Lviv, Ukraine. The workshop will take place during the Lviv International Children's Festival. The workshop aims to present the best techniques of reading promotion among children and young adults, which can be used in modern information environment. Special attention will be paid to the promotion of reading among children who have limited access to the sources of information and cultural activities due to certain circumstances. Detailed program, participants list and more information coming on 10th May.
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Forthcoming: Lviv International Children Festival (LICF)

The 7th edition of the Lviv International Children Festival will take place on 17-19 May, 2013, organized by the Publishers' Forum-Lviv (Book Platform local partner in Ukraine). LICF is a unique event for development and fun for children and their parents with more than 300 events in 3 days: reading, art workshops, contests, quests, games. The Promotion of Reading seminar will take place as well as part of the rich program of the festival.
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Results of a survey on readership in Armenia now available

The Armenian Readership and Reading Habits Policy Study, developed under the Book Platform project, is the first large-scale attempt to study current state of reading in Armenia, its frequency, readers' preferences, attitudes and habits. The study was carried out in the period October-December 2012 by an external sociological service company chosen by the National Publishers Association of Armenia via a tender procedure. It consisted of focus group discussions and a quantitative survey covering a representative sample of the Armenian population.

Perhaps the most alarming finding of the survey is the extreme decline of reading: compared to five years ago, a whole 37 percent of respondents now do not read at all and 43 percent read comparatively less! Even more disturbing is the fact that about 59 percent of those who do not read at all state that they will never start/restart reading. On the more positive side, the survey finds out that the more the dynamic of reading increases, the greater the share of young people (18-34 years old) becomes! Reading of fiction rules over printed media: 56 percent of readers read fiction, 42 percent - newspapers or magazines, while over 34 percent prefer to read specialized printed books.
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Disturbing new developments with textbook publishing system in Georgia

The newly elected Government of Georgia had recently announced that school textbooks for school year 2013-2014 will be printed and distributed free of charge by the state itself, this way breaching the copyrights of publishers and authors. The Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association (GPBA) has issued a plea to international organizations, including International Publishers Association, and has started talks with the government. GPBA also launched a protest action on the International Copyrights Day, the 23rd April, entitled A Day without Books, including a day-long cease of book selling by most of Georgian bookshops, special posters and a rock concert. Read more...


 

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