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Children's books see an increase in sales as e-books cause 'screen fatigue'

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 4, 2017, 12:14 pm IST
Updated : Sep 4, 2017, 12:14 pm IST

Sales of titles rose by 16 per cent last year with authors like David Walliams inspiring young readers to pick up a book.

The recent upsurge in children taking to physical books has had a knock-on effect on the industry, with adult shops forced to sit up and take notice.
 The recent upsurge in children taking to physical books has had a knock-on effect on the industry, with adult shops forced to sit up and take notice.

The sale of children’s printed books have soared as youngsters turn their backs on online reading due to ‘screen fatigue’

Sales of titles rose by 16 per cent last year with authors like David Walliams inspiring young readers to pick up a book. However, while printed sales increased, e-books are on the wane with a 3 percent fall in sales.

 

Children's authors are proving to be a key genre in the publishing industry, often outselling others. According to a story published in The Daily Mail, industry magazine The Bookseller said that children are now reading more and want to read print.

The recent upsurge in children taking to physical books has had a knock-on effect on the industry, with adult shops forced to sit up and take notice.

Speaking to the Observer, James Daunt, chief executive of Waterstones said that they have been increasing the amount of space they give to children’s titles.

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