Morning Links: eBooks for libraries. Is Internet Addiction a real thing?

By Joanna Cabot
March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

How to Reach Millennial Readers (Digital Book World) For book publishers, millennials can be a tricky bunch. *** Why We Need Inclusive Lit, Not Just Diverse Lit (Book Riot) A few weeks ago, I attended a small but well-attended author panel featuring Jenny Han, Isabel Quintero, and Jason Reynolds at [...]

Morning Links: 2014 Reading habits survey. Can data journalism be taught?

By Joanna Cabot
March 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Global eBook Opportunities Rising (Digital Book World) A recent Pew study hints at growing opportunities for ebook publishers and retailers to reach more English-language readers around the world. *** The Great 2014 Reading Habits Survey: The Results (Book Riot) This post presents the reading and [...]

What Will People Read 20 Years From Now?

By Joanna Cabot
March 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

Our friends at GoodeReader posted an interesting little poll today. They surveyed over 400 people and asked them to predict how people will read in 20 years. Print? Tablet? e-Ink? Unsurprisingly, the poll predicted that eBook technology would continue to remain popular. But what their poll did not [...]

Morning Links: 8 Apple features you might not use. KU payouts up; lending down

By Joanna Cabot
March 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

How Long Does it Take to Read Popular Books? (Personal Creations) We took some of the most popular books of all time and estimated how long it would take the average reader to finish by multiplying word count by the average person’s reading speed, 300 words per minute. *** Eight Apple Features [...]

Morning Links: Organizing library books, Culture of Reading or Buying?

By Joanna Cabot
March 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

How I Organize Our Library Books (From 9 Different Sources) (Book Riot) Our home is a veritable borrowed book disaster. Each human occupant of our apartment (there are four of us) has their own New York Public Library card. My two daughters go to different schools, and we have library cards from [...]

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 Than Unplugging to Solve Modern Stress (Media Shift) Survey after survey finds that we believe [...]

Morning Links: More on VAT. Is our concept of “well read” elitist?

By Joanna Cabot
March 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is Our Concept of ‘Well-Read’ Elitist? (Book Riot) For quite a while now, I have been thinking about what it means when we say that someone is well-read. *** EU Court Rules eBooks Aren’t eBooks, Orders Tax Rates Increased (Ink, Bits & Pixels) Following a several year long legal [...]

Two cheers for World Book Day?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 5, 2015 // 4 Comments

I shouldn’t be remotely snarky about the UK World Book Day, perhaps. After all, any initiative that promotes books and reading in a country whose literacy and reading levels besmirch its cultural and economic status is welcome. “Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book [...]

Read More Books This Year

By Joanna Cabot
March 4, 2015 // 3 Comments

This article has been making the blog rounds, with a deliciously simple idea to motivate you to read more books this year: aim for 10% of a book every day. The article points out that Kindles and other e-devices make it so easy to track your progress, that 10% is a manageable chunk (you can split [...]

Morning Links: Handling the Pinterest problem. Holes in security on cheap kid’s tablets

By Joanna Cabot
February 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s How One Marketing Firm is Handling the Pinterest Problem (GigaOM) Making the most of the site’s reach takes more than just a promoted pin — brands need a marketing strategy that taps into all of Pinterest’s qualities. *** The Security on Cheap Kid’s Tablets Has More Holes [...]

Morning Links: Novels must be a particular length? Reading with depression

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Killing Even More Sacred Cows of Publishing: #1… Novels Must Be A Certain Length (Dean Wesley Smith) You hear this myth spouted from almost every blog or young author or young editor at one point or another. The writers spouting this myth all go on about how a novel doesn’t have value, readers [...]

Weekend Links: Snow day reading. A day in the life of a devoted Apple user

By Joanna Cabot
February 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

10 Strategies for Snow Day Reading (Book Riot) A snow day may mean working from home, wrangling restless kids, or a long binge-watching session on Netflix. But if you decide to go the reading route for your snow day, here are 10 ways to make it work and keep cabin fever at bay. *** Digital [...]

The new reading position is quick march?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

For those concerned with the health effects of their sedentary reading habits, a new study could be inspiring. And although it’s specifically about work habits, its application to reading should be obvious. The study, by a joint team from the Tech3lab, HEC Montreal, and the OU Price College [...]

Quick Reads finds snack-reading between meals can refresh the synapses other opiates can’t reach

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

UK reading advocacy program Quick Reads – operating in partnership with Galaxy Chocolate – has shared a new research study revealing “that those who read for just 30 minutes per week are 20% more likely to be satisfied with their lives.” Dr. Josie Billington at The [...]

Morning Links: eBooks that are better than print versions. More on reading diversely

By Joanna Cabot
February 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Three Direct-to-Consumer Steps Every Publisher Can Take (Digital Book World) In this post I’ll break down the components of a direct-to-consumer operation that gives readers a clear, compelling reason to buy directly from you as well as the means to do so: discovery; e-commerce and fulfillment; [...]

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