Articles by a TeleRead Contributor

Audible’s ‘Stories that Surround You’ Would Surely Persuade You to Read

By a TeleRead Contributor
June 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Emma Cox Harrowing is the present state of the American reading population. According to a survey conducted by the international Internet-based market research firm YouGov for children’s publisher Scholastic, the number of young American readers who read for fun dropped by almost 10 percent this [...]

Before They Become Movies: 8 Books to Read Right Now

By a TeleRead Contributor
April 1, 2015 // 7 Comments

By Julie Ellis Are you planning your next Kindle download? Are you looking for new books to add to your wish list on Good Reads? If you prefer to read a book before it is made into a movie, now is a good time to adjust your reading list. There are several books that are going to be turned into [...]

The mystery of the book artist continues to inspire

By a TeleRead Contributor
December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Article by Colin Mackenzie, owner of The Butterflies In addition to Scotland’s most famous mystery, the Loch Ness monster, the mystery of the amazing book sculpture artist  continues with another magnificent donation. The  artist, who has become an internet phenomenon for their free [...]

Amazon-Hachette: Whose Side Are You On?

By a TeleRead Contributor
July 8, 2014 // 14 Comments

By Laura Resnick The non-disclosure agreement governing the current negotiations between online retail giant Amazon and publishing corporation Hachette sometimes seems about as effective as a gag order in a custody battle between Hollywood celebrities. Hachette has released multiple statements and [...]

How are eReaders affecting our children?

By a TeleRead Contributor
June 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Miles Young Those of us who have been around for a while continue to marvel at the way mobile technology is rapidly becoming a part of everyday life. For today’s young children, however, smartphones and tablets are as basic and intuitive as the household refrigerator. Parents and teachers [...]

How House of Leaves could transform reading (again) on eReaders

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May 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Miles Young Mark Danielewski’s surreal bestseller House of Leaves garnered a lot of attention when it was published in 2000. The strange story of a family that discovers its house is bigger on the inside than on the outside, joined with an unconventional format like no other, causes [...]

How TV is Looking to Novelists for Inspiration

By a TeleRead Contributor
March 27, 2014 // 2 Comments

By Miles Young Game of Thrones. The Walking Dead; if you’ve ever had trouble tearing yourself away from one of these hot TV programs, you understand why critics call today’s menu of tantalizing cable offerings the “New Golden Age of Television.” The shows keep you up past your [...]

Five reasons why you need a professional editor for your novel

By a TeleRead Contributor
February 11, 2014 // 7 Comments

By Jim Dempsey With e-books selling for such low prices and tight profit margins in self-publishing, there’s constant pressure to keep costs down. As a result, authors can be tempted to cut corners in editing and production to save money. That’s risky because the quality of the final product [...]

10 Universities with Amazing Online Collections

By a TeleRead Contributor
December 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

It’s common knowledge that universities often hold amazing pieces in their library collections, from rare books to priceless works of art. Many are available for viewing simply by visiting the university, but many others are not available for public access, or visitors simply don’t have [...]

The 10 Most Defining Novels of the Millennial Generation

By a TeleRead Contributor
October 30, 2012 // 10 Comments

In any culture, the people look to storytellers to give shape to the experiences of their times. This is the ancient practice of myth-making. It helps us commemorate and come to terms with what we’ve been through. The greatest writers are often those who manage to capture the quintessence of [...]

Fifty Shades of Black-on-Grey: The unfortunate design limitations of e-books

By a TeleRead Contributor
October 30, 2012 // 9 Comments

By Alan Cairns Last month, Amazon announced that they are selling more e-books than printed books for the first time. For every 100 hardback and paperback books sold on Amazon, 114 e-books are downloaded. The company says that we are experiencing a “reading renaissance,” and book [...]

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