Fun reading vs. research: The Kindle Unlimited angle

By Joanna Cabot
August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

I love Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. I can just press a button on my Kindle, type in a subject and download a book without paying tons of tiny fees. Until recently, however, I hadn’t noticed how [...]

Of literacy and dating compatibility

By Chris Meadows
August 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

On Book Riot, Morgan Jenkins writes an amusing little anecdote about her adventures dating someone who “didn’t read.” She tried to talk him into it, but he ended up breaking up with her. The [...]

TeleRead Links: New Harper Lee novel excerpt online for free. Exotic e-readers on Amazon. Wattpad as a sales-booster for writers.

By David Rothman
July 10, 2015 // 6 Comments

By popular demand, TeleRead Links will remain even if our links roundups won’t appear as often, or at a regular time. Our fare today: 1. This morning Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman finally [...]

Michelle Rhee is just as clueless about e-books as she is about ‘school reform’

By David Rothman
July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Michelle Rhee, the so-called school reformer, is a female Gradgrind who used to run the schools in Washington, D.C. Like Dickens’ headmaster in Hard Times, Rhee has dedicated her life to [...]

E-books vs. paper: Psychologist Krystine Batcho is more open minded than many academics

By David Rothman
June 7, 2015 // 6 Comments

Yes, toddlers fare better with paper books, which they can feel. But don’t knock e-books. Skeptics would do well to spend a week on E before giving up on it. Even older people can make the leap. [...]

Morning Links: Social media failing creative women. Literary pilgrimage

By Joanna Cabot
May 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

On the Literary Pilgrimage (Book Riot) If there were a passport for literary pilgrims, PEI’s stamp would still dominate mine. *** Compromise and Expectations — A Clash in the Making (An American [...]

Grant Snider’s latest lovely tribute to reading

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

  The reading-friendly work of comic artist Grant Snider has appeared before multiple times in Teleread, but no apology for linking to the latest reading advocacy strip on his website, “A [...]

On Reading a Book You Don’t Like

By Joanna Cabot
May 13, 2015 // 2 Comments

Today’s Morning Links had a post from Book Riot on the ‘benefits’ of reading a book you don’t like. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it at first; I have written on [...]

Morning Links: Myth of consumer tech globalization. Canadians selling ebooks direct

By Joanna Cabot
May 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Myth of Globalization in Consumer Tech (Re/Code) As he recounted this story, what stood out to him was not that these young Chinese tourists didn’t use Facebook or Instagram, but that they [...]

Morning Links: iBooks to receive new features. Losing control of ereading

By Joanna Cabot
May 12, 2015 // 2 Comments

Librarians: Privacy’s Champions (Boing Boing) Librarians like Alison Macrina (whose work I wrote about here are part of the vanguard of privacy activism in libraries, hosting cryptoparties and [...]

Morning Links: Subscription services benefit whom? Romance readers lying to themselves?

By Joanna Cabot
April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Which Authors Do Subscription Services Benefit? (Digital Book World) Subscriptions services may yet turn out to be a next game-changer in publishing, but for the moment that market is in a state of [...]

Weekend Links: Time enough for reading? Inside the Kobo Glo HD

By Joanna Cabot
April 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

What’s So Great About Young Writers? (NYT) I have an interest in the nurturing of “late blooming” writers. I have long grumbled about the conflation of the words “young” and [...]

Morning Links: Freelance Scramble. Blueprint for digital afterlife

By Joanna Cabot
April 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Freelance Scramble Part Three: The Unthinkable (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) The freelance scramble happens when the cash doesn’t flow the way that a writer expects it too. Longtime freelancers have [...]

Morning Links: Author and publisher marketing collaboration. Hybrid publishing

By Joanna Cabot
April 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

More Thinking About how Author and Publisher Marketing Collaboration Should Change (The Shatzkin Files) I did a couple of recent posts, the basic thrust of which was that publishers needed to rethink [...]

Do You Study, or Do You Read?

By Joanna Cabot
March 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

An essay at Book Riot hit my RSS feed today on an always-controversial subject: how to read. I say it’s controversial because every time an essay like this comes up, two things happen: the [...]

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