Morning Roundup: Meet Beast Academy

Why Google Reader Really Got the Ax (Wired)Morning Roundup
When Google announced its plans to shutter Google Reader in March, the Internet freaked out. Twitter users raised their virtual pitchforks in outrage. Bloggers wept, scrambling to find a suitable replacement by the service’s July 1 death date.

LaMP Teaches You a Foreign Language Via Movie and YouTube Subtitles (Lifehacker)
LaMP, or Lingual Media Player, is a neat program for learning a new language through watching videos—one of the best ways to become more efficient in a foreign language.

How Best-Selling Authors Use Email to Connect With Readers (GalleyCat)
At BookExpo America last week, Copyright Clearance Center business development director Chris Kenneally led a panel discussion called “Self-Publishing: Disruptor or Defender of the Book Business?”

Beast Academy: Grade 3 Math Textbooks in Monster Comics Form (Boing Boing)
Beast Academy is a set of grade three math textbooks and practice books structured as comic books about monsters.

Kindle Daily Deal: This Body of Death by Elizabeth George (and 3 others)

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