One of the Planet’s Most Valuable Books Found

A new copy of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, which is often regarded as “one of the most important books in the English language” was recently found off the coast of Scotland. Famous playwright Few writers have had a greater impact on the English literary tradition than William Shakespeare. Born in Stratford-Upon Avon in the UK, Shakespeare is ...

AAAL Announces 2016 Literature Award Winners

Hayim Oshky reports on the news that the American Academy of Arts and Letters (AAAL) recently announced the winners of its 2016 awards in literature. Honouring artistic excellence Established in 1898, the AAAL is a US honour society of 250 writers, artists, architects and poets. The organisation’s overarching purpose, according to its official website, is to “foster ...

Celebrate World Poetry Day

The 21st March is officially World Poetry Day. Literature enthusiast Hayim Oshky looks at the meaning behind this worldwide event, as well as how people plan to celebrate World Poetry Day. Reflecting human experience Poetry has served as an artistic form of expression since ancient times. From early wordsmiths like Homer to medieval bards like Shakespeare, across ...

Study Reveals How Men and Women Make Up Their Mind About Books

Hayim Oshky discusses the results of a new study on reader habits. It showed how men and women make up their minds on whether they like a book. Completing books Newspaper The Guardian reports that UK start-up Jellybooks, a reader analytics company, has released its latest research. This study was designed to determine reader habits i.e. ...

Four Reasons E-Books Are a Top 2016 Content Marketing Trend

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Content marketing is becoming a key component of corporate marketing. E-book campaigns which cover marketing and brand development have become popular business content marketing tools. Hayim Oshky provides four reasons why e-book content marketing will flourish further in 2016. Position the brand Consumers trust brands; therefore the value of a business’ brand to its bottom line is ...