Jim Duncan, Colorado Library Consortium executive director, speaks out in series on public libraries and the Digital Public Library of America

By libertyc
October 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

What kind of national digital library system—or systems, plural—should the U.S. create? Read Parts One and Two of a new series where Jim Duncan, executive director of the Colorado Library [...]

The DPLA and the risks of gentrifying America’s public libraries

By libertyc
August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Jim Duncan, now executive director of the Colorado Librarian Consortium, offered some needed candor about the Digital Public Library of America for NPR reporter Laura Sydell’s August 19 segment [...]

As long as kids enjoy reading, does it really matter what they read?

By libertyc
June 14, 2013 // 3 Comments

Gawker ran an interesting article earlier this week that referenced an NPR piece on children and reading. The basic point of both articles was that children are reading at a lower grade level than [...]

University of Oregon literature seminar first in nation to focus on 'cli-fi' genre

By libertyc
June 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

No sooner had NPR aired a story nationwide about the emerging ‘cli-fi’ literary genre than a California literature professor named Stephanie LeMenager announced she would be teaching a [...]

Thanks to TeleRead and NPR, 'Cli-fi' is now an official literary term

By libertyc
May 28, 2013 // 9 Comments

A little more than a year ago, I wrote a piece for TeleRead that was headlined, ‘‘Cli-fi ebook to launch on Earth Day in April.” The article was about a cli-fi novel by Tulsa writer [...]

At one Colorado library, even plant seeds can be borrowed

By Dan Eldridge
February 19, 2013 // 1 Comment

Is it just us, or does it seem as if there’s an unusually large number of quirky library stories floating around lately? Thanks in no small part to the digital revolution, many municipal [...]

Pay to Browse: Why it will never work for bookstores

By libertyc
February 13, 2013 // 10 Comments

TeleRead posted earlier about an idea that was floated by Victoria Barnsley, a HarperCollins CEO, during a recent NPR interview: the idea of charging people for the privilege of browsing in [...]

Has the public perception of self-publishing finally changed?

By libertyc
February 11, 2013 // 5 Comments

Self-publishing a book can come with pre-conceived notions from readers, other writers and even publishers. People used to think self-publishing a book meant it wasn’t good enough to get picked up [...]

Morning Links — E-Reading stories you may have missed

By Dan Eldridge
February 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Blind Date with a Free eBook (Galleycat) Students Still Not Taking to E-Textbooks, New Data Show (Digital Book World) Barnes & Noble’s Big Problem — and a Solution (Digital Book World) [...]

Morning Links — DRM, Robotic Librarians and more

By Dan Eldridge
January 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

                  Is This the Most Amazing Library in the World? (Flavorwire) Don’t hold your breath waiting for Amazon to give you Kindle copies [...]

Need Library E-Books to Feed Your New Gadget? Here's the Answer

By libertyc
January 1, 2013 // 10 Comments

If you can’t find the right library e-books for your new Kindle, Nook, iPad or other gizmo, you’re not alone. More than 100 patrons of the District of Columbia Public Library were lined up [...]

Morning Links — Are print book sales up … or down?!

By libertyc
December 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Print book sales rise hailed as a sign of fightback in a digital world (The Guardian) Print book sales soar to three-year high (The Bookseller) E-Book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines (Pew [...]

Morning Links — Are e-books really killing traditional publishing?

By libertyc
December 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Looking Forward to 2013 (Digital Book World) Good-bye books, hello e-books (ZDNet) E-Books Destroying Traditional Publishing? The Story’s Not That Simple (NPR) Kindle Daily Deals: Under the [...]

Is Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore the first novel for the TeleRead generation?

By libertyc
October 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

“‘Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore’ is a story about a young man who loses his job as part of the Great Recession of the early part of the 21st century, and gets a new one [...]

{AUDIO} NPR on E-Books

By libertyc
September 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Over the last few years, NPR and its many affiliate stations have done a fantastic job in their reporting of the changes taking place in the publishing industry today. Many of those stations, it [...]

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