Book sales – Forum Della Magia http://forumdellamagia.org/ Fri, 20 May 2022 20:45:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://forumdellamagia.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png Book sales – Forum Della Magia http://forumdellamagia.org/ 32 32 UK e-book sales fall to lowest since 2012 https://forumdellamagia.org/uk-e-book-sales-fall-to-lowest-since-2012/ Fri, 20 May 2022 20:45:15 +0000 https://forumdellamagia.org/uk-e-book-sales-fall-to-lowest-since-2012/

The UK’s love affair with e-books appears to be over. The country reported a sharp drop in e-book sales last year, which the bookseller quoted a Nielsen BookData report as saying is the lowest since 2012. 80 million e-books were downloaded in 2021 , which is a significant drop from the 95 million eBooks downloaded in 2020, which is also the highest in recent times.

What’s interesting though is that shoppers still splurged on e-books even more than in 2012, 2013, and 2019. Additionally, of the 80 million e-books downloaded in 2021, one in five books sold was an e-book. This was again 13% of the total market value. Print book sales remained flat, while audiobooks continued their stellar performance and also saw record adoption levels in 2021.

When it comes to specific genres of eBooks that have been downloaded the most, Erotica tops the list with 61% of all eBooks downloaded, followed by Romance and Adventure/War. which accounted for 59% and 50% of the market. share. Fiction titles accounted for 43%, down from the 50% share of e-book sales recorded in 2020. Additionally, only 3% of children’s books were sold in e-book format. -book, down slightly from 4%. recorded a year ago.

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Used book sales make a comeback from COVID https://forumdellamagia.org/used-book-sales-make-a-comeback-from-covid/ Wed, 18 May 2022 20:30:54 +0000 https://forumdellamagia.org/used-book-sales-make-a-comeback-from-covid/

The Friends of the Library are happy to organize their annual used book sale again this year. The sale has been held on the last Saturday in May for almost 20 years.

The Friends of the Fort Frances Public Library is a group of volunteers who support the library by raising funds to help with programming expenses and for special projects at the library.

Laurel Halvorsen, chair of the Friends of the Library committee, said the end of May has been a good date for the sale, as it corresponds to people preparing to prepare their cabins for the summer season.

“A lot of people come because it’s summer and they can get their reading for their cabins,” Halvorsen said.

Fort Frances Public Library Technology Center CEO Joan MacLean has never participated in one of the sales before. MacLean started working at the library shortly before the pandemic hit and the sale hasn’t happened since.

“I never really experienced selling books because I got here in October and then COVID came in March,” MacLean said. “So we missed my first book sale, then the second, and finally this year we got it. So I’ve never experienced it, but I can’t wait to be there.

Willie Anderson, left, and Brian Harris attended the last book sale of 2019. The popular event returns from COVID and is scheduled for May 28. – Stock photo

The library also has a pretty big contribution to the sale this year. During COVID, library staff have taken the opportunity to remove books from shelves that have not been read in a while.

“We took advantage of the shutdown and did – what we call in the library business – ‘weeding out,’” MacLean said. “We’ve weeded the collection, removing anything that hasn’t been in circulation for the past five years and boxed them up and ready to put on tables and hopefully sell.”

The sale will fill the library with tables, MacLean says.

“I thought it was just in the Shaw Room,” MacLean said. “But the books invade the whole library. There are books everywhere, which is really exciting. It’s a very big sale.

People with books, CDs or DVDs they would like to donate can drop them off at the library from Tuesday of next week. Materials should be in good condition, not beaten. They also don’t want textbooks, encyclopedias, or other books that might contain outdated information.

The sale starts at 10am on Saturday May 28 and people are encouraged to show up as soon as possible to get the best selection.

Since the Friends of the Library is a charitable association, all books will be sold by donation at no fixed price. Buyers are encouraged to bring their own bags if they expect to buy a lot of books. The books will remain laid out in the library for the following week as well if people want to look but cannot make it to the sale on Saturday.

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Michel Gondry’s new film “The Book of Solutions” on sale at Cannes – Deadline https://forumdellamagia.org/michel-gondrys-new-film-the-book-of-solutions-on-sale-at-cannes-deadline/ Mon, 16 May 2022 20:09:00 +0000 https://forumdellamagia.org/michel-gondrys-new-film-the-book-of-solutions-on-sale-at-cannes-deadline/

EXCLUSIVE: Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind director Michel Gondry is preparing his next project which will be on sale on the Cannes market with the French seller Kinology.

As previously revealed, in-demand French star Pierre Niney (Frantz) will lead the cast of the French-language comedy à la mode The solution book (The Solution Book). Plot details are being kept under wraps on the scorching project, but we hear it will be about a filmmaker trying to overcome creative demons.

We also understand that the supporting cast will include Blanche Gardin, Camille Rutherford, Frankie Wallach and Vincent Elbaz. The producer is Georges Berman.

Oscar-winning Gondry returns to directing after a seven-year hiatus. Meanwhile, Niney is one of France’s most impressive young actors, known for films such as Yves Saint Laurent, Frantz and the next Masqueradewho plays in Cannes.

Promising projects keep coming to the Cannes market this year. As one buyer told us on Sunday, “It’s a market on steroids…for better and for worse.”

George MacKay, Lea Seydoux
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Kinology’s Cannes sales list also includes Bertrand Bonello’s next feature The beast (The beast). 1917 and Munich star George MacKay is newly on board to join no time to die and Future Crimes starring Léa Seydoux in Bonello’s (Nocturama) intriguing project.

Currently in pre-production, the dystopian romance will be set between Paris and California and set in the near future where emotions have become a threat. Justin Taurand produces.

The project had been known for a while and was previously performed by Gaspard Ulliel, who tragically died in a skiing accident last year.

Seydoux will be in Cannes this week for the launch of Cronenberg Future Crimes. BAFTA Rising Star nominee MacKay will next be seen in Babak Anvari’s thrillers I came.

Also on the Kinology program, Luc Besson’s experimental project June and Johnwhich was shot during confinement, and the same director DogManstarring Caleb Landry Jones.

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Summer Game Fest IMAX Theater Tickets On Sale Now https://forumdellamagia.org/summer-game-fest-imax-theater-tickets-on-sale-now/ Sun, 15 May 2022 03:32:00 +0000 https://forumdellamagia.org/summer-game-fest-imax-theater-tickets-on-sale-now/

Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest is coming to select IMAX theaters across North America next month. Following the cancellation of E3 2022, Geoff Keighley has stepped in to confirm that his now annual Summer Game Fest is making a return this year. The event was introduced in 2020 after the outbreak of COVID and a number of key events were cancelled. Summer Game Fest served as a way to bring the magical summer gaming events to people in a digital format and has since become a true rival to E3. Last year, it served as the location for the big reveal of Ring of Eldengameplay and release date, which sent waves across the industry.

This year, Keighley is stepping up a notch. The Summer Game Fest opening event, which serves as a typical press conference with all sorts of big reveals, will be shown in IMAX theaters. More than 30 IMAX theaters, including one in Canada, will present the event. Ticket prices tend to differ based on location, but you can click here to see the full list of theaters that will be showing the event. Summer Game Fest Live takes place on June 9 at 2 p.m. ET, so fans still have time to book their tickets, but since there’s only one show hour, they might want to act quickly to get a good spot. As of now, Keighley has yet to tease what will be shown at the event, but it’s bound to be exciting given how the bar was set last year with the Ring of Elden reveal.

It also says a lot that Keighely was able to secure a number of IMAX locations in the middle of the summer movie season. A screen this large is largely reserved for large, large-scale movies, so it seems likely that Keighley could be cooking up some major reveals for Summer Game Fest. With the event just a few weeks away, it seems likely that we’ll start to get an idea of ​​what to really expect from the show.

Will you be buying tickets for the IMAX screening of Summer Game Fest? Let me know in the comments below or contact me on Twitter @Cade_Onder.

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Rotary book sale set to be biggest yet https://forumdellamagia.org/rotary-book-sale-set-to-be-biggest-yet/ Fri, 13 May 2022 03:53:00 +0000 https://forumdellamagia.org/rotary-book-sale-set-to-be-biggest-yet/
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Chairman of the Rotary Club of Invercargill Book Sale Committee, Richard Russell, right, says the club is now working year-round to organize the sale due to high volumes of donations. He is pictured with Bob Glassey, St John Area Support Manager.

An influx of book donations to the Rotary Club of Invercargill means this year’s book sale will be its largest yet.

Chairman of the club’s book sale committee, Richard Russell, said the annual sale took around four months to prepare but now required year-round work.

“There are probably thousands of pounds…we have between 120 and 130 boxes of bananas, full, in the basement of the Civic Theater…that would be more than we’ve ever had before,” said he declared.

More and more donations are coming from estates, as well as seniors moving into retirement homes who donate a large portion of the items that will be for sale.

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“We collect books year-round at this point, and that’s a challenge, because where do you store them all?”

Based on previous years’ sales, he expected about $30,000 in revenue to be generated during the event, which begins Thursday afternoon before the anniversary weekend of the company. queen on June 2 and runs until 2 p.m. on Sunday.

This year, the primary recipient of funds raised will be St John.

St John’s area support manager Bob Glassey said the money donated would go to the new St John Ambulance Center in Invercargill.

St John has shared premises with Fire and Emergency New Zealand since 1995 and is currently looking for a site on which to build the new hub.

“We are always very grateful for the construction funding,” he said.

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Apple stops iPod production after nearly 22 years https://forumdellamagia.org/apple-stops-ipod-production-after-nearly-22-years/ Tue, 10 May 2022 21:53:55 +0000 https://forumdellamagia.org/apple-stops-ipod-production-after-nearly-22-years/

The iPod started with a modest goal: let’s create a music product that makes people want to buy more Macintosh computers. Within a few years, it would change consumer electronics and the music industry and lead Apple to become the most valuable company in the world.

First arriving in October 2001, the pocket rectangle with a white face and polished steel frame weighed 6.5 ounces. It came with white headphones in a custom color, Moon Gray, and contained 1,000 songs.

It exploded in popularity in the years that followed, creating what became known as the iPod generation. For much of the 2000s, people traveled the world with headphones dangling from their ears. The iPod was ubiquitous.

On Tuesday, Apple officially said goodbye to all that. The company announced it had stopped production of its iPod Touch, ending two decades of a product line that inspired the creation of the iPhone and helped make Silicon Valley the epicenter of capitalism global.