We now must redefine what makes for a popular book. Heck a “bestseller” can be a book that sold 50 copies in an hour on Amazon, or, according to Publishers Weekly, a book that sold only a couple of thousand copies in a week via reporting stores. What happened to the blockbuster book?
At ages 10 and 13 they have minds of their own, growing up in a digitally distracting era.
At the current rate of annual growth of about 13 million print units, it would take several more decades to hit the one billion print book mark. I hope educators, parents, and community leaders find a way to encourage people to buy and read more print books.
Our culture needs this more than it realizes.
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