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Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Book World: Will it ever come back as a stand-alone section? Q&A


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A reader asks about Book World, which, until February 2009, was a stand-alone print section.

Q: Is there any chance that Book World will ever again be a stand-alone section? It is missed greatly. — BobMiller2

A: From Managing Editor Raju Narisetti:

The number of readers for book reviews in the printed Post (in Outlook every Sunday for non-fiction and in Style during weekdays for fiction) has actually increased since we stopped putting all of them in one weekly section.

I am afraid the issue was simply economics, when the decision was made in 2009. A stand-alone Post Book World never attracted enough readers and virtually no advertisers so in a difficult business environment, the decision was made to run a majority of book reviews in other sections and discontinue the section.

Online, all book reviews are very much available in one place along with all our books blogs and columns.

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