Good News: We’re Reading More Books!

The Atlantic (“The Next Time Someone Says the Internet Killed Reading Books, Show Them This Chart”) attempts to disabuse its readers of a halcyon era (“pre-Internet”) in which people read...

Infographic: Learn How to Speed Read

I’m extremely interested in how we read the way we read — lately that interest has led to some scrutiny of the ways in how we might change our reading habits. I’m...

GigaOM: Are eBooks a Walled Garden?

Here’s a fascinating post from Matthew Ingram at GigaOM: “How the e-book landscape is becoming a walled garden.” With some discusion about Seth Godin’s (author of Linchpin, Purple Cow, and...

Download The Universe: A New Website for Science eBooks Reviews

Lots of books are published every year. When it comes to science books, ebooks fills that gap between too-long-for-the-magazine/too-short-for-a-print-book. Download the Universe is a collaborative solution to keep pace with...

The Literary Reading Experience of eBooks (NYRB)

A thoughtful piece from Tim Parks at New York Review of Books (“E-Books Can’t Burn”) that I would highly recommend. It’s easy enough for us to compare the features of...

What Google Play Means for Google eBooks

Remember Google eBooks? In an iTunes-ish move, Google has combined eBooks, with the Android Marketplace to create Google Play. We’ll see what the longer-term effects might be — but the immediate consequences...


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