Reading is an activity that enriches our lives. As well as providing access to vast amounts of information and knowledge, we read for entertainment. Good stories provide an escape where your imagination can lift you away.
When we read, not only are we improving our working memory, but research has shown that it makes us feel better and more positive too. Science has shown that reading has some amazing health benefits, including helping with depression, cutting stress, and reducing the chances of developing Alzheimer’s later in life.
Global English Editing has created an infographic of world reading habits – how much we read, what we read, and where reading is taking place.
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“I’ve been as guilty as anyone, speculating about the demise of print in the classroom. But a combination of institutional resistance, vested interest and simple disinterest have ultimately conspired to position digital textbooks on the slow train to never. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Campus Computing on behalf of the National Association of College Stores (NACS), “never” was the answer over 24% of respondents gave when asked when content in the classroom will be primarily digital.
Surveying faculty and students on the adoption of and/or readiness for academic digital content has become a competitive sport, resulting in regular reports presented by associations, trade groups and retailers. You don’t need to look at many of these to spot the themes consistent to all: Students prefer print, textbook cost is an issue and faculty isn’t inclined to experiment.”
If you have shopped on Amazon lately, you may have noticed that five of the top ten best sellers on the retail giant’s website are adult coloring books. What makes these books so popular? Behavioral economist Michal Ann Strahilevitz points to five reasons why adult coloring books are trending. First, she notes the obvious – they are fun! “Every grown up has an inner child that just wants to play, and coloring books are perfect for that,” she explains. Second…
Freelance publishing consultant, Julia Kellaway offers her expert tips on how to write a successful proposal for a non-fiction book.
1. Identify your unique selling point (USP) Do this before you even start writing, as understanding why your book is unique and necessary will give you the focus to pull it together into a coherent and valuable piece.
2. Suss out the competition Spend some time trawling online retailers, as well as your local bookshop, to see what other books on the market are offering. What do they do well? What do they do badly? Why is your book different? It’s so important to…