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Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.27.2015 | Home

Don't lament the lost days of cutting your fingers on pristine new novels or catching a whiff of that magical, transportive old book smell just yet! A...

That E-Book Is Not a Cat! 10 Tips About Digital Books

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 03.19.2015 | Home
Ellen Freudenheim

I took a three-day foray into the belly of the electronic publishing beast, attending the Digital Book World (DBW) Conference 2015. I emerged with a whole new vocabulary ("flowable") and some top line news for readers.

Kids, Families and E-Reading: Growth and Trust

David Kleeman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
David Kleeman

Next to the long and storied history of the print book, the eBook is still in early infancy, and that is what makes it so fascinating to study. In the coming years, the content and context of eReading are certain to evolve greatly.

Karen Russell Wants You To Read This Inventive New Book

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.10.2014 | Home

Pulitzer Prize nominee Karen Russell's most recent book, Sleep Donation, was published by a newly launched digital publisher. The medium allowed the a...

Working to End Illiteracy and Social Injustice Around the World

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

We want diversity in books. We need books in which all children can see themselves, identify with characters, and recognize their cultures and customs. We want diversity in the classroom -- students and teachers alike. The need is obvious.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of April 19

Digital Book World | Posted 06.23.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

This book jumped 14 spots since last week to take the topmost one.

Learning at Home: Can Educational Media Jump-Start Learning in America?

Michael Levine | Posted 03.26.2014 | Education
Michael Levine

How much of the time kids spend on these devices is helping them prepare for their futures? Are the tablets and apps that parents are buying for them signaling a shift towards compelling educational content? Not yet, according to the people who should know best: their parents.

Norway Is Digitizing All Its Books

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 12.11.2013 | Home

Norway is going digital. In a plan to scan all of its publications to the cloud, the National Library of Norway is digitalizing its books, and it a...

Why I Don't Read Digital Books to My Kids

Cate Pane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Cate Pane

I have a box filled with favorite books read to my boys when they were quite young. Many of them have "dog-eared" pages, finger prints, little tears. Just touching them brings back innumerable memories of hours spent with each of them on my lap as I read these books.

Why I've 'Gone Back' to Print Books

Pam Allyn | Posted 12.21.2013 | Home
Pam Allyn

So, I eat crow on this one. I've been trumpeting the digital revolution for readers for years. But I miss my tattered pages, my rumpled book covers, my heavy backpack, my cherished, cherished book covers.

Massive Online-Only Library Launches

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.18.2013 | Home

After two and a half years of planning, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the U.S.'s first public online-only library, opened its doors to...

WATCH: 'Buffy' On Physical Books

Posted 01.11.2013 | Home

"Books smell... musty and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer... it has no texture." Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a cult must-watch for fans...

The Death of the Author: E-lit and Collective Creativity

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.26.2013 | Home
Illya Szilak

For many electronic writers, collaboration, though not crowdsourcing, is a necessary and often preferred way of writing. Few people have all the skills necessary to create works that require web-design, coding, excellent writing, and use of image and sound.

Digital Gridlock: Could Social Entrepreneurship Help the Struggling Publishing World?

Tanyella Evans | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Tanyella Evans

Fortunately, existing mobile technology in developing nations offers these countries the opportunity to 'leapfrog' the development of library infrastructure that could take decades, and reach users directly with e-books and other content.

Giving All Kids A Chance On World Literacy Day

David Risher | Posted 11.08.2012 | Impact
David Risher

Today is International Literacy Day. With more than 4 billion literate people in the world you might think we've prevailed in the fight for global lit...

An Incomplete History of Digital Fiction

Posted 11.06.2012 | Home

Long before three w's together was a word, writers have been pushing the boundaries of fiction and reality on digital platforms. In 1976, readers expl...

A "House" Grandma's iPad Story

Patricia Schroeder | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Patricia Schroeder

The trend toward children relying on electronic readers and the iPad is well known, and I first noticed it in a commercial with children using an electronic tablet. "Aren't those toys for adults?" I cracked to my husband. Well, apparently not.

Alice -- Mark It With a Water Stone

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
C. M. Rubin

Now, once the digital enemy has been let inside the wonderland that is Waterstones, which of the two strong brands will dominate?

Temptation in the Big Apple

David Sable | Posted 09.16.2012 | Home
David Sable

The temptation was too great. The need...the need...what can I say? I did it! YES! I can't hide from it. I went into a bookstore and bought books.

Improving Children's Literature in Digital Spaces

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

How do we know if a digital book is of a quality to support children's literacy development? An answer to this question must be constructed by all who contribute to a child's growth as a literate person.

Soon There Will Be No More Shelves of Books and CDs

Larry Magid | Posted 09.01.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

The loss of this visible manifestation of who we are may be of little consequence to most people, but it's a loss worth noting.

Reader Reports Anti-Kindle Copy Of Nook Ebook

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.07.2012 | Technology

The Nook-Kindle ereader rivalry just took an odd turn. Blogger Philip Howard noticed an error in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace while reading the mons...

10 Steps to Ebook Success

Ben Arogundade | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home
Ben Arogundade

I recently set up my own e-publishing imprint after 20 years working in print. Before launching, I did a lot of research into the market. Here are my top tips for ebook success.

Lucas Kavner

Marvel Moves Further Toward Digital Comics | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.10.2012 | Home

It's been quite a month for Marvel Comics. Last weekend, they watched their beloved "Avengers" franchise provide the biggest opening weekend for a fil...

The Main Thing Is That We Keep Reading

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Mary Walker Baron

As an avid reader I take pride and comfort in my library of printed works. I own a digital reader from which I frequently, well, read. I love my books. I like my digital reader.