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 academics comment and say ‘hear, hear’ and the regular people comment and say ‘OMG, [...]

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: 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: 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: 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 [...]

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