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Piquing over paywalls

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on Monday, 28 May 2012
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A 175-year-old newspaper, New Orleans’ Times-Picayune, will cut down to three weekly editions instead of publishing every day. This move makes New Orleans the largest US city without a daily newspaper.

The change will be effected to reduce costs and adapt to the digital era, where readers are increasingly turning to the Internet, as print ad revenues and subscribers wane.

Gone are the days of newspaper boys and picking up the paper from your driveway every morning. No more typical images of sitting at the breakfast table, reading the broadsheet while sipping on a cup of hot coffee.

Expanding the e-book nook

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on Monday, 14 May 2012
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“To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare.”  -Kenko Yoshida-


The UK Publisher’s Association released its statistics in early May: consumer e-book sales increased by 366% in 2011. Overall digital sales grew by 54%.

The Pew Research Center found that 21% of Americans have read an e-book, and the average digital reader has read more books than non-e-book consumers.

At such an expansion rate, what hope is left for regular books?