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Mauritius: Book sales down sharply on the island and a new enthusiasm for the works of personal development




The business of libraries in Mauritius in recent years knows a net decline of 15-20% of book sales.
 
For Reetoo Mungur, Director of the Editions of the Indian Ocean, this decline is explained by the fact that many Mauritians have lost the taste for reading and prefer to spend their money in the acquisition of "mobile art" for their children and "hesitate to buy an encyclopedic collection on the pretext that this is expensive".
 
Deploring the marked drop in attendance in the bookshops in the island despite a certain faithful clientele in its regular purchases, the Director of the Editions of the Indian Ocean highlights also that "magazines have lost ground over the last five years, because all required information is available on the net".

Only a small ray of sunshine in a particularly gloomy climate for the sector, works "dealing with personal development, positive thinking and motivation", which saw sales grow by 100% over the same period, as reported Reetoo Mungur, Publishing Director of the Indian Ocean to the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
 



Fabrice François


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