Weekend Roundup: Digital rights protection and the future of writing

By Dan Eldridge
June 30, 2013 // 2 Comments

3 Reasons Why Facebook Can’t Replace Your Author Website (Jane Friedman) I’ve occasionally been asked by authors at conferences: Why not just use Facebook? Isn’t that where everyone is [...]

Follow that Story: TeleRead Slays the Blognix Beast!

By Dan Eldridge
May 7, 2013 // 8 Comments

Some of you may remember a post we ran last Wednesday, May 1, about a ridiculous website calling itself Blognix, and which had seemingly cloned TeleRead’s entire site—content, design and all. [...]

Irish Senator proposes “pay to post” Internet

By Bill Stiteler
March 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

Using an iPhone in Ireland to connect to the Internet? Get your passport out. The legislature of Ireland, the Oireachtas Éireann, is exploring the topic of Internet safety and cyberbullying, and [...]

“Is Vogue planning a 119-year digital archive?”

By libertyc
August 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the Los Angeles Times: Does Vogue magazine have a digital archive in the works — one would stretch all the way back to its original 1892 issue? Rumors say that’s exactly what the [...]

Apple’s new rules create a usability problem in ebook apps

By Chris Walters
July 25, 2011 // 4 Comments

If you’re one of those people who loads up your iOS device with lots of apps, you’ve possibly already experienced the problem Martin Taylor is having this morning: When I try to download [...]

“Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, 3rd Edition” to be published online only, with free access

By Chris Walters
July 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Through an arrangement with Orion Publishing Group imprint Victor Gollancz, the third edition of the massive Encyclopedia—first published in 1979—will launch later this year in online digital [...]

Ficbot’s websites for authors and readers

By Chris Walters
July 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

Teleread’s frequent contributor Joanna, aka Ficbot, has made her various ebook resources easier to find. She writes, “I have consolidated some of my on-line projects into a single handy [...]

Open Knowledge Foundation launches to map the world’s open data collections

By Chris Walters
July 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the Open Knowledge Foundation Blog yesterday: “We’re very pleased to announce an alpha version of, a website to help keep track of open data catalogues from around [...]

Internet surpasses newspapers in percentage of American readers

By libertyc
March 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Ars Technica reports that a new Pew survey shows that more Americans now get their news from the Internet than from newspapers. This puts the internet into a solid third-place position as sole [...]

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