5 Things to Do To Raise Kids Who Read (and 3 Things Not To): Today in Critical Linking

Here are five things you can do to encourage your kids to read more – and three things you should discourage them from doing:

Nothing earth-shattering here (though remembering to let them see you read is something I forget), but these 5 Things To Do To Raise Kids Who Read (and Three Things Not To) are good reminders.


We’re not claiming it should have been the biggest book ever, but our program found it was the perfect combination. It is the Goldilocks zone – it is just right. It is not a page-turner like The Da Vinci Code, but it is not deeply meditative like Brave New World. It has a plot, but it also has big ideas.

An algorithm that correctly picked 80% of bestsellers still picked The Circle to be a breakout.

ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals in its latest industry report that the number of authors who are opting to self-publish continues to rise, with a growth rate of 21% between 2014 and 2015 for print and Ebooks combined. ISBN registrations for self-published titles have grown more than 375% since 2010, climbing from 152,978 ISBNs to 727,125 ISBNs.

More than 700,000 self-published books released last year. Mind-boggling.

Amazon is aggressively expanding its presence in the real-world retail market, with a plan to open dozens of new pop-up stores in US shopping malls over the next year, a source familiar with the matter told Business Insider.

This is separate from the physical bookstore push, but notable nonetheless.

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