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A Book A Day Keeps The Publishers Away

The publishing industry has been facing consistent issues over the last 10 years.
With tablets becoming cheaper and easier to manage, people are often turning towards their Kindles and iPad's over picking up actual printed books.

Furthermore, with our phones constantly at our sides and the vast dark crevices of the internet always available the number of people who are sitting down and reading books has been and is still drastically dropping.

But not to fret, Mark Zuckerberg is here with a New Year’s Resolution to read more books. In turn, he'll probably set up the largest book club we've ever seen. Which will hopefully slow down the decline in printed books. 


He’s set himself a goal to read a new book every two weeks, and he’s encouraged his followers to do the same.

He made a post to his some 30 million followers announcing his challenge for 2015.

‘I'm excited for my reading challenge. I've found reading books very intellectually fulfilling. Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today. I'm looking forward to shifting more of my media diet towards reading books.

If you want to follow along on my challenge and read the same books I do, I've created a page, A Year of Books, where I'll post what I'm reading. Please only participate in the discussions if you've actually read the books and have relevant points to add. The group will be moderated to keep it focused.’

So that’s it. There’s no agenda, no dark advertising or privacy selling aims. It’s just that Mark likes books, he wants to read a bit more and for us to join him.

So far the book club seems to be a hit; it’s amassed nearly 125,000 followers in just two days. I didn't know so many people still wanted to read.

The first book is ‘The End of Power’ by Moisés Naím. I wish I could act very clever and tell you all that I've already read it but I’d be lying. A lot.

If you’re interested make sure to follow the page ‘A Year Of Books’ so that you can be involved in the discussion of the books. Keep in mind that it’ll be heavily moderated to keep the topics focused.

So pick up a book and get reading, you won’t regret it. Or you can just play video games with me. But not until you read the first chapter of The End Of Power

Tom has just graduated from University of East London in Creative and Professional Writing. He loves writing and is currently interning as a content writer hoping to go further. His other loves include Arnold Schwarzenegger films and his dog. Follow him @TomAtSMF

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Zuckerberg's Bookclub Reviewed by Unknown on Monday, January 05, 2015 Rating: 5
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