Media - Books
Despite fears that so-called electronic media might damage book publishing, the opposite seems to be true. In fact, the U.S.A. leads in number of books read per capita. This is mainly because of the “love of reading” which are traditionally developed in American schools. Secondly, public libraries have always been very active in communities throughout the country.
The general policy of the libraries has always been to get books to people rather than to protect the books from people. The third and probably the most important reason is that there are no laws which protect book sellers or fix prices. Actually books are sold about everywhere in drug stores and supermarkets, department stores and 24-hour shops.