Articles by David Rothman

About David Rothman (6820 Articles)
David Rothman is the founder and publisher of the TeleRead e-book site and cofounder of He is also author of The Solomon Scandals novel and six tech-related books on topics ranging from the Internet to laptops. Passionate on digital divide issues, he is now pushing for the creation of a national digital library endowment.

Is E gradually killing off standalone books? Are we too series-crazed now?

By David Rothman
September 29, 2015 // 4 Comments

Would Moby-Dick or The Great Gatsby work out as a series? Well, to an extent, I can see possibilities. A book as long as Moby-Dick, some 206,000 words, could supply a bounty of plots and subplots for a series. And Gatsby? It’s short, just 47,000 words, but oh the characters! I can [...]

Nexus 6P will offer longer battery life: Bring on ‘War and Peace’!

By David Rothman
September 28, 2015 // 3 Comments

A big gap still exists between the battery lives of E Ink e-readers and cell phones, and in particular the Nexus 6 is not as thrifty with juice as it could have been. But Google has caught religion, kind of. The Nexus 6P will feature a 3450mAh battery to power the 5.7-inch screen and the rest. The [...]

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