Showcase: Henri Matisse

Henri Émile Benoît Matisse was a French painter, often regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.


December book sales confirm: the paperback is not dead

After Amazon reported in Autumn that it was selling more e-books than paperback, sales of physical books went up over the Holiday season.

But the paperback is not dead, even though sales have gradually declined since reaching an all time peak in 2007. This year was the best for print books since 2009.

Even though in the first ten months of the year, sales followed the usual pattern, as the paperback lost ground against e-books, consumer trends changed during Christmas season.