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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 | Books
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 | Books

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 | Books
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 | Books
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 | Books

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 | Books

"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 | Books
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 | Books

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 | Books
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 | Books
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 | Books
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 | Books
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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | Books
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.

Obama Administration's Challenge To Schools: Embrace Digital Textbooks Within 5 Years

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Are hardbound textbooks going the way of slide rules and typewriters in schools? Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Federal Communicat...

Memo to the Bibliophiles: Books Are a Technology Too

John Bergquist | Posted 03.24.2012 | Books
John Bergquist

I find myself troubled by the folks who seem to treat books as a kind of idol. It is almost always associated with a notion that books are natural and an iPad is un-natural.

How Will We Read: Children's Books?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

I recently asked Karen Lotz, the Group Managing Director of Walker Books Ltd, what their estimate for children's e-books and print books over the next 3 to 5 years is.

How Will We Read: In Book Chains?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

If you've ever been to one of the 6 extraordinarily beautiful Daunt bookshops in London (a tourist attraction in travel guides) you will understand why people call James Daunt one of the all-time great booksellers.