books

Morning Links: Critics sound off on Clean Reader. Best books lists outdated?

By Joanna Cabot
April 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Outdated Concept of a ‘Best Books’ List (GoodeReader) It doesn’t really matter what the list is or what it’s measuring, there’s bound to be a critic and there’s guaranteed to [...]

Morning Links: New stats about Canadian book market. DMCA lawsuit explores “user”

By Joanna Cabot
April 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Stats About the Canadian Book Market in 2014 (Infodocket) Three items to pass along with Canadian publishing statistics provided by BookNet Canada. *** Lawsuit Finally Explores What Counts As A [...]

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 [...]

Weekend Links: Book market contracting? Lessons from a day unplugged

By Joanna Cabot
March 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is the Book Market Contracting? (Dear Author) In the past few months, three of the big five traditional publishers have posted a downturn in sales: Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Reading these [...]

Taking stock “After Woodstock”

By Dan Bloom
March 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Age doesn’t stop Elliot Tiber from penning his memoirs, and now just about to turn 80, he just keeps writing and writing. His new memoir, “After Woodstock,” covers his life after [...]

Morning Links: Reading slump? Dealing with modern stress more than unplugging

By Joanna Cabot
March 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

My Annual Winter Reading Slump (Book Riot) To be more accurate, I should say that it is a post-holiday reading slump. It has happened, to varying degrees, for several years now. *** Why it Takes More [...]

Productivity Book of the Month: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

By Joanna Cabot
February 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Welcome to a new monthly feature! So many of our readers are writers, aspiring writers, librarians, teachers and other reading and writing professionals. We all want to learn to work better! So I [...]

Japan earthquake at epicenter of new memoir

By Dan Bloom
January 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Marie Mutsuki Mockett is a Japanese-American writer whose overseas relatives were at the epicenter of the tragic March 11, 2011 killer earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of [...]

Publishers should offer e-book bundles for lengthy series

By Chris Meadows
December 25, 2014 // 8 Comments

Merry Christmas, everyone! If you celebrate it, I hope you’re enjoying it; if you don’t, I hope you’re at least enjoying the day off you probably got on account of someone else’s religion. [...]

Morning Links: The year in technology. Where to donate books

By Joanna Cabot
December 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Year in Tech: Net Neutrality, IoT Grows up, Uber Turns Heads (GigaOM) As 2014 draws to a close, the technology world seems a little weary. *** Where to Donate Your Books (Book Riot) The best book [...]

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 [...]

Joanna’s Best Books of 2014

By Joanna Cabot
December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s that time of year again! There are still two weeks left in the year, and that’s time enough to find another great book, I guess. But there was so much I loved about my 2014 reading [...]

More on ‘finishing every book you read’

By Joanna Cabot
November 14, 2014 // 5 Comments

I wrote yesterday on an article that has been making the blog rounds, about the value (or not) of finishing every book you read. I fell into the ‘life is too short’ camp; I have no guilt [...]

Reassurance from Franz Kafka: Reading will not turn you into a giant cockroach

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

Franz Kafka’s famous and frightful novelette Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis) has spawned almost as many interpretations as any cockroach, but one angle that most of them agree on is that [...]

Morning Roundup: On the specialness of books. Non-fiction should consider self-pub

By Joanna Cabot
October 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

On the ‘Specialness’ of Books (Dear Author) We’re all familiar with the assertion that books are “special,” and therefore deserving of different treatment than other commercial [...]

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