Articles by Cara Gavin

Philadelphia Weekly's first e-book is a harrowing look at life after sexual abuse

By Cara Gavin
November 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Aside from the fact that the majority of them seem to be (sadly) going the way of the Dodo, alternative newsweeklies aren’t exactly known for being publishers of e-books. The independently-owned Philadelphia Weekly, however, has just published its very first official e-book; it was [...]

5 Halloween-themed e-books for kids

By Cara Gavin
October 26, 2012 // 2 Comments

If you happen to have a child in the house who can’t stop talking about Halloween, you might consider taking a tip from parenting blogger Jenn Savedge; over on the Mother Nature Network, she’s compiled a decent (if brief) list of Halloween-themed e-books for kids. Even better: [...]

Celebrate 'Star Wars Reads Day' on October 6

By Cara Gavin
October 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

This coming Saturday, October 6, you can join over 1,000 bookstores and libraries in celebrating Star Wars Reading Day, “an international celebration of books about the science fiction series,” reports GalleyCat. From the post: Readers are invited to dress up in costume and go to [...]

Storia Announces Free E-Books and an iPad Giveaway (Contest Ends Sept. 14)

By Cara Gavin
September 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

Scholastic wants to start your school year off right with iPad giveaways on Facebook and free e-books from Storia, the new teacher-recommended e-book and e-reading system designed specifically for toddlers to teens. By downloading the free Storia app to your PC, iPad or Android tablet, you’ll [...]

Choosing the Best E-Reader … for me, and for you

By Cara Gavin
September 11, 2012 // 9 Comments

As someone looking to join the e-reader world, I feel cautious about which device to choose. What with the new lines of Amazon and Kobo e-readers that just launched, and the fact that new tablets are coming out quicker than most people can keep track of them, there almost seems to be too many [...]

A conversation with Readmill founder Henrik Berggren

By Cara Gavin
August 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Editor’s note: Where I come from, we tend to refer to people like Readmill founder Henrik Berggren as “young pioneers.” Berggren works incredibly hard on a project he’s hugely passionate about, and the result, for those of you who may not be familiar with his online [...]

Weighing in on Sony's new PRS-T2 Reader

By Cara Gavin
August 22, 2012 // 7 Comments

About a week ago, Sony finally got around to launching its new touchscreen e-ink e-reader—the PRS-T2 Reader—and the reviews, both pro and con, are streaming in faster than a T3 Trunk Line. For those of you interested in the device’s specs and details, keep scrolling; we’ve got those [...]

American Airlines forces nonverbal teen to put away her only form of communication: her iPad

By Cara Gavin
August 21, 2012 // 8 Comments

Carly Fleischmann, an autistic nonverbal teenager, was made to put away her iPad, her only form of communication, during an American Airlines flight, reports Babble.com. Carly was diagnosed at the age of two with autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from speaking. Doctors told [...]

Amazon Makes Returning Kindle eBooks Easy

By Cara Gavin
August 15, 2012 // 25 Comments

According to a story posted on Mediabistro’s Galleycat blog, Amazon is now accepting Kindle e-book returns within seven days of purchase. Unlike Barnes & Noble and Sony, who won’t accept returns, Amazon makes it easy. You can request a return and refund by visiting the Manage Your [...]

Apples to Oranges: Apple bids to sponsor the Orange Prize for Fiction

By Cara Gavin
August 14, 2012 // 1 Comment

According to the Sunday Telegraph, Apple is looking to back the Orange Prize for Fiction, which recognizes novels written by women. Over 18 other companies have indicated interest in sponsoring the prize, but it appears that discussions with Apple are the most advanced. Why is Apple, a major [...]

O'Reilly offers 50 percent discount on top e-books

By Cara Gavin
August 14, 2012 // 1 Comment

[From Make Use Of] O’Reilly, a top technology publisher, is offering a 50 percent discount on its top-performing, five-star e-book titles for just a couple more days. This deal expires on August 16 at 11:59 p.m., so you better act quick. Make sure to use the discount code WK5STAR to receive [...]

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