Literacy and apps debated at Westminster Media Forum

Literacy and apps debated at Westminster Media Forum

The book trade must take care to ensure readers don't become "an endangered species" say leading publishing figures, in wake of reports shining a light on the UK's dire literacy rates among teens.

Tim Godfray, chief executive of the Booksellers Association, told the Westminster Media Forum at the Royal Over-Seas League in London on World Book Day yesterday (3rd March) that he was "dismayed" by some of the UK's low literacy rates revealed by the OECD last month. Its report revealed English teenagers aged between 16-19 were the worst of 23 developed nations for literacy. 

Godfray also calle...

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