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Morning links: ‘Woe is literature’ edition

By David Rothman
July 7, 2015 // 6 Comments

It’s a dark time day for us booklovers, especially the U.S. variety. Noting the many high-lit imports that inspired high-brow movies and TV shows here in the States, the Atlantic asks: “Is American literature too Too Dark for TV?” The subhead warns: “The executive [...]

Smart phones : The dating and reading angles

By David Rothman
June 22, 2015 // 4 Comments

This  Atlantic video delves into the pros and cons of smart phones for daters and others. But what about phones for reading? Have smart phones in the end done more harm than good, through distractions such as Facebook and other social media? Is your iPhone really “saving literature”? Few [...]

Authors Guild President deplores free blogging—but where is the paid blogging?

By Chris Meadows
May 27, 2015 // 2 Comments

Last week, The Bookseller carried an interview with Authors Guild President Roxana Robinson warning that writers should not contribute free work to popular websites in order to gain “exposure.” Robinson holds that that by doing so they are devaluing the efforts of those who write for pay, and [...]

Morning Roundup: Feedly goes pro, Apple goes free

By Dan Eldridge
August 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Apple Store Offers Free Downloads Through its iOS App (Mashable) Now the Apple Store app comes with a little extra oomph: a free download. Starting Friday, Apple will offer one free app, iTunes download or iBook every week through its iOS app. Feedly goes Pro: $5 per month for better search, [...]

Morning Links: The Atlantic launches new e-book division; e-book sales are up in the UK

By libertyc
May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Multi-Million Dollar Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Penguin, Author Solutions (The Digital Reader) 2012 eBook Sales Increased by 66% in the UK (Good e-Reader) The Atlantic Launches New eBook Division with e-Singles and Curated Content (Paid Content) Permission-Based Publishing: The New York [...]

A national digital library endowment: More details

By libertyc
March 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

LibraryCity inspired mentions on The Atlantic magazine’s website and elsewhere with a call for a national digital library endowment for the United States. Endowment funds would come entirely or almost entirely from philanthropists, in the beginning at least, given the hostility of so many [...]

Nate Thayer and the quest for monetization: Asking vs. receiving

By libertyc
March 8, 2013 // 2 Comments

A blog post by freelance journalist Nate Thayer has been making the rounds this week. In the post, Thayer shares an exchange he had with an editor at The Atlantic, who wanted to republish a significantly shortened version of a feature story he’d written about Dennis Rodman’s recent [...]

TeleRead founder David Rothman in The Atlantic

By Dan Eldridge
February 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

“Over the years I’ve often quoted David H. Rothman of Alexandria, Va., a pioneer in the entire field of electronic reading devices,” writes James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, in an article about U.S. infrastructure that was published earlier this morning [...]

Ignorant U.S. electorate? Absolutely Could digital libraries help fix this and reduce political polarization?

By libertyc
November 30, 2011 // 3 Comments

Ignorant U.S. electorate? Absolutely. Read libertarian professor’s study. Could digital libraries help fix this and reduce political polarization?: ” Maybe one person—excluding me—entirely read the Digital libraries vs. our national dumb-down: Could ‘civic dashboards’ and other [...]

Where Borders Went Wrong

By libertyc
January 15, 2011 // 4 Comments

The Atlantic’s Peter Osnos has an interesting piece on what went wrong with Borders. Originally founded in the early 1970s by brothers Tom and Louis Borders, book lovers who were also university graduates, the stores were built on an advanced inventory tracking system, as well as a team of [...]

The Atlantic “Premium Edition” to replace the current iPad app

By libertyc
September 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

Paid Content is reporting that the single issue $4.99 iPad app will be converted into Atlantic Premium which will be a daily compilation of all the magazine produces, and it will charge a monthly fee. Developed with Portland-based Urban Airship, Atlantic Premium will deliver a constant flow of [...]

David Rothman on the iPad Stimulus Plan

By libertyc
June 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

TeleRead founder, David Rothman, the cover of whose latest book is pictured here, has a 4 page article with the above title in The Atlantic as a guest post in James Fallows’ column. David’s article is far too long to quote, but here is what Fallows has to say about the: … guest [...]

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