James Patterson Defends Collaborative Writing (GalleyCat) Patterson’s success stems from publishing numerous bestsellers a year with the help of a team of writers, a practice that he has been criticized for as focusing on quantity versus quality. *** E-Readers vs. Book Books: A Book Lover Weighs the Pros and Cons (Apartment Therapy) One year in, […]
Is Social Media to Blame for the Increase in Graphic Images in the Media? (Media Shift) Social media platforms are the Wild West of publication. Journalists and traditional news publishers are no longer the primary information “gatekeepers” of public discourse; neither are they able to impose their professional publication standards and ethics on social media […]
Researchers Find Children Play with Touchscreens More than Traditional Toys (Teachers with Apps) Researchers find children play with touchscreens more than traditional toys – The following claim was made in Mail Online in the Science and Technology section. – Why Amazon is Good for Literature (Electric Gutenberg) Maybe some of the people who are making [...]
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E-books are the fastest-growing area of book sales up a whopping 496 percent from January 2011 to January 2012 so who cares about antiquarian books? "Oceans of people, not just a few little quirky people here and there," said , a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America for 30 years. "We are getting much higher rates of new people coming in the store, and much higher rates of younger people." Attendance and sales figures hit record levels this year at major fairs in London, New York and Southern California, and a world record for an American book
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