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Why Print Books Still Matter To Developing & Growth Economies

Posted at 9:15AM Saturday 14 Jul 2012

Billions of people have likely never even heard of an e-reader, let alone seen one. Some 3 billion people — or close to half the world's population live on less than $2.50 a day. To these people books are a luxury, time to read is a luxury, learning to read is a luxury.

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