Reading habits among Slovenes in decline
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Reading habits among Slovenes in decline
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26. December 2014 ob 12:56
Ljubljana - MMC RTV SLO

Books on personal development and cook books topped this year's list of best selling books in Slovenia. Regarding literature Slovenians mostly read love novels and crime fiction.

This year's Slovene book awards went to Davorin Lenko, Petra Kolmančič, Anja Golob, Zoran Knežević, Marcel Štefančič, as well as to the love letter correspondence between Karel Destovnik and Silva Ponikvar. However Slovene authors hardly made it to the top of this year's best selling books.

It was also a dry season for Slovenian publishers, who have been in a difficult period ever since 2008. The future doesn't look promising either. A research into the reading culture of Slovenes says that reading habits are also in decline.

MMC, translated by K. J. (RSi)

http://www.rtvslo.si/news-in-english/rea...ine/354493

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2014 Dec 29 17:26
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That's interesting if not also unfortunate. I wonder how these rates compare to other European countries.

For some reason I think that perhaps this might be a world-wide phenomenon, perhaps due to the immediacy of online resources rather than printed material?

I wonder how all of this will affect the future of libraries one day. sad

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2014 Dec 29 18:06
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(2014 Dec 29 18:06)Aemma Wrote:  For some reason I think that perhaps this might be a world-wide phenomenon, perhaps due to the immediacy of online resources rather than printed material?
From my own personal experience, it's the supply part that's got a lot to do with it. Try getting a modern publisher to be interested in anything that's not a near carbon copy of something they already sell and think they have a grasp of, and you'll see what I mean. This goes for periodicals too. Variety and depth are retreating across the board.
Quote:I wonder how all of this will affect the future of libraries one day. sad
Most in England are already halfway through the transformation into internet cafes and Islamic cultural centres anyway.

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