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Research for Documentary

  1. 1. RESEARCH FOR DOCUMENTARY Moving Foreword.
  2. 2. Songs
  3. 3.  Talking Heads: The Book  Barney: The Book Song  The Beatles: Paperback Writer  Train: Brand New Book  Carrie Hope Fletcher: Boys In Books are Better  Regina Spektor: Reading Time with Pickle  Emile Sande: Read all about It
  4. 4. Videos
  5. 5.  Book Publishing: “Making Books” 1947  The Kindle Book Publishing Process by Dr Kent Farnsworth  Kindle royalties: 35% or 70% Amazon royalty option?  Introducing Google eBooks  BBC News – Rare Harry Potter goes under the hammer  STV Entertainment: J.K. Rowling in 1988: 30,000 Harry Potter Book Sales “phenomenal”  „50 Shades of Grey‟ Boosts Barnes and Noble Sales  Stephen Bayley on eBook v Traditional books – The Beauty of Books
  6. 6.  Guide to Collecting Rare Books: How to Identify First Editions  Fifty Shades of Grey: Author Speaks  Final Harry Potter goes on sale in Moscow  BBC News E book publishers fight in Self Publish Market  BBC News – Digital Bookshop: Can app replace outlets?  BBC News Online publishing firms grow as writers turn to eBooks  BBC News – Meet the eBook evangelists at London Book Fair  Ghostbusters Librarian Ghost
  7. 7.  How books are made_How do they do it? (printing Twilight book)  Harry Potter Queue Waterstones oxford  Harry Potter „The Chamber of Secrets‟: Diary Scene  New Twilight Film Trailer (HQ) 3  The Book Thief: Words Are Life TRAILER  My Fair Lady „Why Can‟t the English Learn to Speak‟  Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Trailer  HBP: Library Scene
  8. 8. Facts
  9. 9. 50 Shades of Grey UK Bestseller: Sales Slump in 2012:  Sales of printed books fell by almost £74m in the UK last year, according to the data from Nielsen BookScan  In total, readers spent £1.514bn on physical books in 2012, down 4.6% from 2012  The rate of decline slowed slightly, principally because EL James‟ Fifty Shades trilogy, which accounted for one in every 20 books bought last year  E-books continued to be popular, accounting for 13-14% of book sales  That marked an increase of 5% from 2011, but the value of the entire book market shrank by because of heavy discounting of digital titles – with many bestsellers retailing for less than a pound  Data collected on the sales of physical book records around 90-95% of all consumer sales in the UK, but less than robust for the e-book market
  10. 10.  The value of digital fiction sales in the first half of 2012 was up 188% on the same period in 2011  Physical book sales saw a drop in value, dropping 0.4% year on year  Industry experts said that while the figures were healthy, other areas of the industry, such as bookshops, continued to struggle financially     “Certainly the strong e-book growth has taken the tarnish off the otherwise tricky market” said Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller. “It is good news that the market is transitioning and making money from that, but it is moving to a trickier situation where there are fewer booksellers.” The figures show impressive increases across the board in the year where e-book popularity – in particular the likes of Fifty Shades of Grey – hit the headlines for racking up massive sales Sales of digital children‟s books were up 171%, while non-fiction titles increased by 128%
  11. 11.     “Whether books are enjoyed physically or electronically, publishers will continue to invest in exciting authors and titles.” “What we don‟t know yet is what will happen when more bookreaders get tablet devices,” he said. “This will be the first Christmas where you get more cheap tablet devices from the likes of Barnes and Nobles, Amazon and Kobo. “There‟s a good deal of uncertainty about what will happen on Boxing Day 2012 when a few million people open up their tablet and think „What am I going to buy on it?‟.” Publishing Digital Switchover:  The latest figures from the Publishers Association make surprisingly positive reading for anyone in book trade. For some years, readers of specialists, technical and academic titles have been going digital – now the general reader is embracing e-books.  Spending on digital fiction books rose from £23m in the first six months of 2011 to £64m in the same period this year. In total, digital sales now account for more than £1 in every £8
  12. 12.  But what will cause the publishing industry to raise a glass of dry sherry is that the figure for physical book sales is down just 0.4% - and overall physical and digital sales are up 6%. It seems that the move to digital is not eroding the overall value of publishing as it has in the music industry where, as the saying goes, analogue dollars are being replaced by digital cents.  Of course, the big contrast with the music industry is the extent of online piracy, which has yet to make an impact on publishing. “We do send thousands of copyright infringement notices to Google every month,” Mr Mollet told me, “but its not on the scale of the music industry.”  The book trade did have the benefit of observing what had happened to the music long before its own digital transformation got underway. What‟s more, legal digital platforms like the Sony Reader and Kindle were around before consumers had the chance to choose an alternatives unlicensed “brand”. “We didn‟t have a Limewire or a Napster to contend with,” Richard Mollet says.
  13. 13.  Students are the biggest culprits when it comes to e-book piracy, according to an online data monitoring company  NetNames say its investigators looked at the availability of 50 popular textbooks across five different disciplines in the UK  In total, 76% of the titles were available to download free in pirated form on one e-book sharing site  NetNames says publishers are trying to beat piracy by getting their content out to the users as quickly as they can  Science and engineering where the most pirated academic books  “About a quarter of all novels bought in the UK are bought as e-books, so as that digital market grows were bound to see a little bit of piracy along side it.”
  14. 14.        “But I have to say, its a very small issue compared to the sort of levels we see in film and music. E-books are nowhere near that.” “No such thing as a bad book for children”: Fantasy author Neil Gaiman has said “snobby and foolishness” by adults about certain books can easily destroy a child‟s love of reading “I don‟t think there is such a thing as a bad book for children”, Gaiman said on Monday night in a speech leading figures from the arts, education and literary world “I‟ve seen it happen over and over”: Enid Blyton was declared a bad author, so was RL Stein, so were dozens of others. Comics have been declared as fostering illiteracy. “Its tosh. Its snobby and its foolishness.” “There are no bad authors for children, that children don‟t like and want to read and seek out, because every child is different. They can find the story they need to, and they bring themselves to the stories. “A hackneyed ,worn-out idea isn‟t hackneyed and worn-out to them. This is the first time the
  15. 15. encountered it. Do not discourage children from reading because you feel that they are reading the wrong thing. Fiction you do not like is the gateway drug to other books that you may prefer. And not everybody has the same test as you.”     “Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child‟s love of reading: stop them reading what they enjoy, or give them worthy-but-dull books that you like, the 21st Century equivalents of Victorian „improving‟ literature. You‟ll wind up with a generation convinced that reading is uncool and worse, unpleasant.” In his speech, Gaiman said he worried that people “misunderstand what libraries are” in the 21st Century. “If you perceive a library as a shelf of books, it may seem acquitted or outdated in a world in which most, but not all, books in print exist digitally. But that is to fundamentally miss the point. I think it has something to do with the nature of information.” He added: “For all of human history, we have lived in a time of information scarcity, and having the needed information was always
  16. 16. where to find things, maps and histories and stories...”  Game of Thrones:  Values of Books: