Books: As Seen on TV!

| 4/1/2008 5:54:57 PM

Apparently the best way to get youngsters to read is to tap into the book’s inferior media cousin: the television show. According to, Indian media company STAR India recently teamed up with Prakash Books to turn television serials into books. One bookseller told the Indo-Asian News Service that books with a TV series counterpart sell 10 times as many copies as those that don’t. The plan is to publish 300 such books by the end of the year, which raises the question: Is it better that kids read them than nothing at all?   

­—Sarah Pumroy

(Thanks, Quill & Quire.)

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