books

Some Little Free Libraries are being robbed of books

By Chris Meadows
August 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

When it comes to getting people interested in reading, the Little Free Library is a great idea, as we’ve reported here a number of times before. But sometimes even Little Free Libraries can run [...]

That’s not what a ‘Kindle bookmark’ is supposed to mean…

By Chris Meadows
August 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

This dates back a couple of years, but I first ran across it in a Facebook re-blog yesterday. CAN WE ALL TAKE A MOMENT TO APPRECIATE MY MOTHER USING A KINDLE AS A BOOKMARK A photo posted by Riot [...]

Hot in the year 2020: Groupon-style newspaper subs, ads in many mainstream books, and e-book clubs

By Joe Wikert
July 28, 2015 // 8 Comments

The year is 2020 and I’m about to make a digital content purchase. It’s amazing how much the industry has evolved in the past five years. For example, pricing is no longer a one-size-fits-all, [...]

Are e-book prices too low? No, but they used to be too high

By Chris Meadows
July 25, 2015 // 10 Comments

I missed participating in yesterday’s Futurechat Twitter hashtag chat fest, but the article that formed the basis of the discussion is interesting enough by itself. Porter Anderson poses the [...]

‘The New Design Fundamentals’: Free O’Reilly e-book (warning: bad design can kill)

By David Rothman
July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

My wife of 24 years is about to get chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer, very possibly inoperable. So you can imagine how I felt when I read of a cancer patient who had died because of badly [...]

TeleRead Links: Apple music and the FTC, Harcourt agency pricing, free book vending machines, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

FTC investigation into Apple heats up, music streaming services hit with subpoenas (The Verge) Before Apple decided to get into the streaming game, its 30 percent tax was still a pain for music [...]

New report details book and e-book VAT rates around the world

By Chris Meadows
July 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

The International Publishers Association (IPA) and the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) have released a report (PDF) collecting the VAT rates for print books and e-books in every country that [...]

TeleRead Links: Lower book sales, lost-phone retrieval, smartwatch success, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Book Sales Down 6.5% in Q1: AAP (GalleyCat) Though sales in Trade Books for the quarter were $1.53 billion, down only 2.2 percent from the same quarter in 2014. Adult book sales helped the category, [...]

Blinkist and the ‘read less, learn more’ movement

By Joe Wikert
July 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Remember the “info snacking” phrase that was somewhat buzzworthy several years ago? The thinking was that everyone was too focused on reading short bursts of content and soon no one would have [...]

When You Name After a Book Character

By Joanna Cabot
July 16, 2015 // 4 Comments

We’ve covered the Harper Lee story here before on Teleread. Now that her new book is out though, its unexpected discovery is having an impact on an unexpected group: the parents of children who [...]

TeleRead Links: Article length, mobile editors, bookstore returns, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

TLDR: so just how short should your online article be? (The Guardian) It’s why the inverted pyramid remains a useful model on which to craft story telling. Created for print to allow subeditors to [...]

E-book insanity at the Washington Post: Michael Rosenwald’s e-bashing just won’t stop. Lively stories vs. the truth.

By David Rothman
July 8, 2015 // 6 Comments

Albert Einstein supposedly nailed down a good definition of “insanity.” It’s “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” That fits Washington Post [...]

Morning links: ‘Woe is literature’ edition

By David Rothman
July 7, 2015 // 6 Comments

It’s a dark time day for us booklovers, especially the U.S. variety. Noting the many high-lit imports that inspired high-brow movies and TV shows here in the States, the Atlantic asks: [...]

Furor over Amazon review policy probably signifies nothing

By Chris Meadows
July 4, 2015 // 19 Comments

I love the smell of manufactured outrage in the morning. As posted on her blog and recounted in a Gizmodo story, writer and blogger Imy Santiago bought an independent novel, read it, and tried to [...]

Sad Puppies supporters, opponents respectively call for boycott, buying of Tor books

By Chris Meadows
June 19, 2015 // 7 Comments

Depending on your point of view, today is the day you may either want to stop buying books from Tor, or go out and buy some extra to show your support. Sad Puppies supporter Peter Grant and Rabid [...]

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