The Case for Raising Your Reading Standards (If You’re Like Me and Don’t Have Any) (Book Riot) If the past is any indication, my basic requirements are quite minimal. Books need be little more than available, legible and in English to earn consideration. But with too little reading time and so many bad books out […]
New Report on Parent, Teen, Child Book Consumption (GoodeReader) Non-profit industry tracker BookNet Canada released the results of a fall online survey to investigate the digital attitudes and practices of a variety of readers. *** Retailing: Do Trade Books on College Campuses Have a Future? (Publishers Weekly) One of the first signs that trade books [...]
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Authors Don’t Exist in the Digital Age (Digital Book World) Consider these riddles: If a tree falls in the forest but no one hears, does it make a sound? If someone writes a book but no one buys it, does it make that person an author? *** Kobo Arc 7 HD Review (GoodeReader) There are [...]
I just saw this posted on the soon-to-be-renamed KindleBoards (hence no link). Someone has created a very simple Web app to allow you to read your Google Reader feed on your E Ink Kindle. Check out Kindle Newsletter. Here’s what it looks like on a computer screen, to give you an idea Don’t be fooled [...]
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1. "We're not one-reader-fits-all." Also See 10 Things Prepaid Card Issuers Won't Tell You 10 Things Baristas Won't Tell You 10 Things Electronics Retailers Won't Say When her Sony Reader's battery stopped holding a charge, Kelly (last name withheld for privacy) decided to replace it with a Kindle Touch. But she says she had to use illegal cracking software to transfer her e-books, which had been formatted so that they could only be accessed on Sony products. "They're my books," Kelly says. "I bought them. I don't see why I shouldn't keep them." Publishers and e-book sellers take a
Simba Information, publisher of the "Book Publishing Report" newsletter, has estimated about 35% of iPad owners haven't used the devices to read e-books.