In February, the Digital Writers’ Festival team is rounding up several dozen of the world’s best writers, readers, and publishing types for a series of live-streamed online discussions about the future of all things bookish.

Ahhhh, but what to call it - ePubalooza? Kobochella? Nookstock? ~ eP

Americans read books only about  5 hours and 42 minutes a week. 

Compare that to India (10 and a half hours), are Thailand (9 hours, 24 minutes), China (8 hours), the Philippines (7 hours, 36 minutes), Egypt (7 and a half hours) and the Czech Republic (7 hours, 24 minutes).

Why is this important? India has 89 million English-speaking people, a segment size much larger than in England that reads twice as much as the US.

What are you doing to build your digital distribution network to a global audience?

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The Newsstand
An independent take over of the Newsstand at the Metropolitan Avenue station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of the G and L trains, passed by 15,000 commuters daily. Featuring independent magazines and zines curated by Lele Saveri of the 8-Ball Zine Fair especially for ALLDAYEVERYDAY.
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thenewsstandnyc:

The Newsstand

An independent take over of the Newsstand at the Metropolitan Avenue station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of the G and L trains, passed by 15,000 commuters daily. Featuring independent magazines and zines curated by Lele Saveri of the 8-Ball Zine Fair especially for ALLDAYEVERYDAY.

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SS 12-7

But is it worth it? Amazon is the portal to ebooks from a sales standpoint. Costs are indeed there and can be high but isn’t abandoning the one place were customers find you because you don’t like the fees cutting your nose off to spite your face? ~ eP