After the COVID-19 pandemic that turned the entire world upside down, the book industry he trembled before the uncertain future that he had in front of him, because the news began to freeze, fearing the worst. However, thanks to platforms such as amazon the book managed to overcome adversity and, on the contrary, re-enter the public’s taste.
And it is that, contrary to what many came to think, millions of people managed to rediscover books during isolation, or found a way to increase reading time.
Platforms like Amazon in Spain they have been of great help to readers, who, faced with little possibility of going out to a library or bookstore, chose to acquire various titles through messaging or to download to electronic devices, such as tablets or kindles.
Although it is well known that a library or bookstore allows readers to browse through its shelves and discover titles and authors that they did not know existed, on the contrary, on Amazon it is easier to do so if you know exactly the kind of book you want.
Amazon, understanding the need for readers to find new proposals but without getting lost in all the news that comes out daily, has launched a ranking of the most popular titles and authors of the moment so that the next time you don’t break your head thinking what will be the next title to read.
Here is a list of the most popular works for this Thursday, September 22 on Amazon Spain:
1. The Princess and the Butterfly (HarperKids)
Author: Tamara Beanie
Number of pages: 64
Valeria is a cheerful, educated, curious and generous girl who dreams of going to Disneyland with her family. One day, the saddest of her life, a butterfly appears with which she talks about everything that happens to her and how she feels. No one else can see the butterfly, but she notices that she is always by her side. The butterfly confesses that she comes from a different world to accompany and help Valeria to travel to him and that, no matter what happens, you must never lose your smile. When Princess Valeria got sick, she met many other boys and girls in her same situation. Despite being only five years old, she was always aware of others and soon realized that to help them the best thing was to get money to investigate, since that way a cure could be found for all those who were living the same as her. This is how the project @una_pizca_demagia arose. Through that website, Valeria sold bags, wedding invitations, etc., which she designed herself. The success was so overwhelming that she managed to deliver a check for 22,000 euros to help cancer research. Everyone who followed her on her networks loved her and admired her for her courage and her dedication. Because when you give, you receive. And Valeria gave a lot. This book is a loving tribute to Valeria’s enormous spirit.
two. Bach 1 mindset SB spa 2020
Number of pages: 150
3. English File 4th Edition A1/A2. Students Book and Workbook with Key Pack (English File Fourth Edition) – 9780194058001
Author: Christina Latham-Koenig
Number of pages: –
Four. English File 4th Edition A2/B1. Students Book and Workbook with Key Pack (English File Fourth Edition) – 9780194058124
Author: Christina Latham-Koenig
Number of pages: –
English file pre-intermediate students book and workbook key with online practice activities fourth edition edited by Oxford
5. counting sunsets
Author: The Blonde Neighbor
Number of pages: 544
IT’S NOT WHERE, IT’S WITH WHO Sometimes destiny insists on constantly putting a person in front of you and, if I’ve learned anything over time, it’s that life can give you second chances. After the death of my father, an impromptu trip with my friend Laura gave me first the “who”: Javi and then the “where”: his island. That intense summer brought mixed emotions to my life: the uncertainty of a future where Lucía It became my highest priority and the reunion with people from the past who never left. And it is only a few seconds that it takes us to go from the most absolute happiness to infinite doubts. The same seconds it takes for the sun to set. And so, counting sunsets, I was able to discover that with each sunset comes the promise of a new day. The Blonde Neighbor returns to make us fall in love with a funny, exciting and addictive story, full of laughter, tears and feelings on the surface. Counting sunsets comes after her successful first book The countdown to summer. This new novel invites us to reflect, to enjoy life and sunsets with their lights and shadows. And it represents a firm step forward in her literary career through a story full of nuances, humor and, above all, feelings in the purest and most original style of this anonymous author.
6. Invisible (Ink Cloud)
Author: Eloy Moreno
Number of pages: 304
Emotional, moving, different… Invisible narrates, through the eyes of a child, a story that could be that of any of us. Who hasn’t ever wanted to be invisible? Who hasn’t ever wanted to stop being invisible? ?The problem is that I have never been able to control that power well: Sometimes, when I most wanted to be invisible, it was when more people saw me and instead, when I wanted everyone to see me, it was when my body gave up. disappear.Reviews:«A book that shows us little by little the pieces of a puzzle that we, as readers, must put in order to obtain a complete vision of the story that is being told. Hard, real and necessary. I highly recommend it.”IG The literary chaos”This book makes you think and want to be a better person.”IG Lioncourt”A book that I loved. A moving story, totally necessary and that touches your heart.»IG Iris de AsomoPremios: Eloy Moreno, with his novel Invisible, is the winner of the 1st Yoleo Prize for reading for young people, awarded by the YOLEO.club Platform, which promotes the reading among the youngest.In the blogs..«A heartbreakingly authentic novel that is felt and suffered on every page. Highly recommended, without any age limit. A novel that opens your eyes to a reality that has little to do with fiction.”Blog Once upon a book
7. Greek Myths (Cocktail Collection) – 9788431690656
Author: Miguel Tristan
Number of pages: 119
8. EDEBÉ AWARD 2015: Lie: 71 (Periscope)
Author: Care Santos
Number of pages: 252
Xenia struggles to get the best grades, driven by the illusion of entering Medicine, but lately her performance has been falling. And it is that Xenia has fallen in love with her, although not with a boy from her environment, but with a ghost, with a voice that emerged from the Internet with which she shares her passion for reading. Since Xenia is determined and her virtual love refuses a date, she sets out to surprise him, so she starts to investigate her with the little information she has. And everything turns out to be false, a lie, neither the photo nor the name are real. Who is really her soul mate? She, sorry for abandoning her studies, confesses everything to her parents, sure that she has been the victim of some unscrupulous person. But soon an unexpected package is going to reveal to her the identity of the boy with whom she shared her most intimate emotions. He comes from juvenile prison and contains the story of a murderer.
9. English File 4th Edition B2.2. Students Book and Workbook with Key Pack (English File Fourth Edition) – 9780194058308
Author: Various Authors
Number of pages: –
English file b2 2 students book and workbook with key fourth edition 2020 edited by Oxford
10. Cleanliness, order and happiness: Little tricks to solve big disasters (Practical)
Author: Bego The Orderly
Number of pages: 256
NOT IN TEN LIVES YOU WOULD HAVE GUESSED THE THOUSAND AND ONE USES OF HAIRSCREAM. HAIR PRODUCT? FORGET! AFTER READING THIS BOOK YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LIVE WITHOUT IT. Maintaining cleanliness and order at home can become a real source of stress in the midst of the unstoppable day to day life that we carry, but seeing the Orderly, one can believe that everything is possible . Bego is the mother of seven children and a tireless worker and in the midst of all this she has become the great cleaning prescriber in Spain. There is no stain or fade that can resist it! Practical advice, unthinkable tricks and alchemical mixtures that you would not have imagined, but that will make keeping your house clean a piece of cake. A house that we want to reach is a home and getting it is easier than it seems. If she can, why can’t you? You just have to follow her advice!The infallible guide with all the tricks of Bego, the Orderly, so that there is no domestic drama that can resist you
*Note: Some books may not have an author, page number or description because the platform does not provide it.
This is how they read in Spain
According to Barometer of reading habits and purchase of bookspresented by the Ministry of Culture this year, 64.4% of Spaniards read books for leisure during 2021 and of them 52.7% did it weekly.
These figures are similar to those of 2020, the year in which there was a significant increase in both leisure book readers and frequent readers (64.0% and 52.7%, respectively). Regarding the number of Spaniards who read at least one book during 2021both for leisure and for work, reached 67.9% of the population.
These figures show that although activities outside the home have been recovering after the coronavirus pandemic, books as a way to escape confinement have increased reading habits in the country.
On the other hand, the Barometer reflected a drop in the percentage of readers of books in digital format standing at 29.4% of the population, compared to 30.3% registered in 2020.
In addition, 12.3% of Spaniards read books in digital format through e-readers and 10.7% did it through the tablets. Reading on the computer reached 9.5% and the cell phone registered an increase in the percentage of people who use this device to read books, which went from 6.2% to 7.3 percent.
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