Sunday, December 20, 2009
I just read a great essay by Margo Rabb in the New York Times. Check this quote:
Only 40 percent of books that are read are paid for, and only 28 percent are purchased new, said Peter Hildick-Smith of the Codex Group, a consultant to the publishing industry. The rest are shared, borrowed, given away — or stolen.
The article points out that the thieves are most often males, and the number one stolen book is the Bible. Unbelievable. Staff recommends even lead to higher thefts! Read the whole article here.
Brava, Margo, for uncovering what's going on! And everyone, let's give a book this holiday. Purchased, of course!