Over the last few years, NPR and its many affiliate stations have done a fantastic job in their reporting of the changes taking place in the publishing industry today. Many of those stations, it turns out, seem to have a soft spot for e-books.
I figured it might be fun, and maybe even useful, to compile some of NPR’s most interesting e-book radio reports on one easy-to-access page. And while many of the stories that follow are straight-forward news reports, others are fairly lighthearted, including the Andrei Codrescu essay, “In Praise of E-Books,” that opens the collection below. Enjoy!
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In Praise of E-Books
by Andrei Codrescu | All Things Considered | March 8, 2012
Libraries Grapple with the Downside of E-Books
by Ben Bradford | Morning Edition | May 29, 2012 from WNYC
At Last, They See: E-Books ‘Democratize’ Publishing
by Lynn Neary | Weekend Edition Sunday | February 19, 2012
How E-Books Will Change Reading and Writing
by Lynn Neary | Morning Edition | December 30, 2009
Is Your E-Book Reading Up On You?
by Martin Kaste | All Things Considered | December 15, 2010
Publishers Navigate the ‘Open Road’ of E-Books
by Lynn Neary | Morning Edition | May 10, 2011
In an Era of Immediacy, Why Fear the E-Book?
by Eric Weiner | All Things Considered | January 27, 2010
The Future of Libraries in the E-Book Age
by Lynn Neary | All Things Considered | April 4, 2011