With eBooks, Does Page Turning Still Matter?

Wired (“Why Flipping Through Paper-Like Pages Endures in the Digital World”) gives us something to think about: why is there page turning in ebooks? Many of the popular reading apps — iBooks,...

Neat: Summer Reading Flowchart

Looking for inspiration for new book reading? Check out this excellent flowchart from Teach.com at the USC Rossier School of Education, with 101 different book outcomes. I may just have...

“The House Was Quiet And The World Was Calm” — — Wallace Stevens

No news today, just one of my favorite poems about reading: “The House was Quiet and the World Was Calm” by Wallace Stevens. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — – “The house was quiet and...

Kindle and The Future of Book Covers

What might the future of book covers be? The Atlantic (“Has Kindle Killed the Book Cover?”) assesses the current state of the book cover in a Kindle world. “A digital...

What our e-reading habits look like today (Pew Research)

This is quite simply some of the best ebooks research I’ve seen thus far. From Pew: The rise of e-reading. The survey was based on about 3000 people, from late...

Literary Fiction and eBooks

Good question from the Guardian: “Can literary fiction survive the ebook age?” And if it can (it will, by the way), what does literary fiction have going for it that...


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