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Are Ebooks Good Or Bad For Learning?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.14.2014 | Books

Since the advent of ebooks, a debate has raged as to whether the traditional, physical book or the digital copy leads to better learning for children....

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of Printing

Ishan Puri | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ishan Puri

From clay tablets to woodblock and magazines, media has evolved with time and technology. Check out this infographic for a quick reflection on our pas...

Going Where Gearheads Gather

Zack Miller | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books
Zack Miller

There is no shortage of commentators ready to cast the printed book upon the outmoded-technology pile, where its highly combustible nature will no dou...

Paper Books in a Digital World

Kimberly Tan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Teen
Kimberly Tan

Whether it be stories about magical tree houses and funny talking pigs or works by Dostoevsky, the paper books I keep stacked on my bookshelf serve as a permanent testament to the works of literature that I've conquered and enjoyed. Books just wouldn't feel right any other way.

The Paper Book: Destined to Become an Aesthetic Curiosity

James Berman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology
James Berman

The physical book will always remain in some respect, but more as an aesthetic curiosity, and a fine, curated remnant of a prior age. But reading? Whether by candlelight or halogen, that will be done by Kindles, Nooks and iPads.

Guess Which Classic Finally Got Released As An eBook

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.29.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — At age 91, Ray Bradbury is making peace with the future he helped predict. The science fiction/fantasy author and longtime enemy of ...

"Artsy Fartsy" Turns Into a Gorgeous On-Line Book

Claudia Ricci | Posted 09.19.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Earlier this year, I experimented by serializing chapters of my new novel. One email I received in response was from a couple. They have written, illustrated and constructed a full website for an online serial called Impeccable Petunia.

Seeing Red -- "Why Oh Why Did You Lie Ronda?"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.29.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

He is Enrique Jerez, 60, a major purveyor of olive oil and sherry in Spain, and he is visiting three different factories he owns in Sevilla. He is a silver-haired grandfather, and he is more than happy to show Ronda his small collection of photos.

Seeing Red -- "Who Is this Guy?"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Ronda wakes hours later to light that is low and creamy yellow. Sitting up in bed, she tries the phone number in Lanjarón. It rings and rings. Frustrated, she slams the receiver back into its black cradle.

Seeing Red -- "Look, Jack, It's Over!!"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Jack turns to face her. "So, what happened? You think...Jesús ditched you?" The question feels like a punch to her gut. She sets the turkey pan on the granite counter.

Seeing Red -- "Your Escape Starts Right Here"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Eyelids swollen, cheeks shrunk to hollows, skin as pink as Easter ham. Moving closer, she whispers at her reflection in the silver surface: No matter what, tonight you are not going to cry.

Why Serialize a Novel Online? Good Question!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Serialization of a novel online is an experiment in digital storytelling. It's a new way to bring a book to people's attention on the internet. Here's how it works.

It's Catching -- Seeing Red Sparks Another On-Line Serialized Novel!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

In the package on the pillow there was a long black lace shawl, hand made, from Sevilla. Ronda is sitting on the bed, wearing it now cloaked over her head and face and that is the only thing she is wearing.

Seeing Red: "Sins Bleed Pink in the Kitchen Sink"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Ronda staring. The young doctor has carrot hair. Eyes like a September sky. Face full of freckles.

Seeing Red: "Jesús Just Wants to Play Guitar," Part Two

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Ronda blushed and Jesús bowed slightly. "I'm afraid I must go inside now. Otherwise, there is a bride who will have no music." He reached down and only then did she notice the black guitar case beside his feet.

Burn the Bookcases!

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

We may be the last generation to festoon our offices with paper, sewn and glued up into one-pound data packets called books.

Apps For Reading On iPad

AllThingsD | Walter S. Mossberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

My verdict is that none of the three apps I focused on--which mimic and often interact with dedicated e-readers like the Kindle device--towers over th...

Exclusive Amazon Deal Called Off

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — An exclusive e-book deal between Amazon.com and the agent for such Random House classics as "Invisible Man" and "Lolita" is no longer...

Kindle Destroys iPad?

Electronista | Electronista Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although Amazon has maintained its dominant position in the e-book market, analysts expect the iBookstore to continue taking market share. ...

Library Of Congress's Digital Copyright Exemptions: What Do They Mean For eBooks?

DailyFinance | Sarah Weinman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As electronic books become more of a mainstay thanks to Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle and Apple's (AAPL) iPad, the publishing industry must address one of th...

The iPad is going to make printed books the new VHS tape

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Harmon Leon

Though we will miss books, we have to applaud the iPad-- it's going to save the publishing industry.

Reimagining Books for the 21st Century

Daniel Lubetzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Lubetzky

It is quite conceivable that multimedia forms will reinvent how we do storytelling and how we provide information. Why assume that a linear story is best?

Legal Battles Rage Over E-Book Rights To Old Books

nytimes.com | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But the question of exactly who owns the electronic rights to such older titles is in dispute, making it a rising source of conflict in one of the pub...

Publishers Hope Electronic Books Will Revive Industry

New York Times | Brad Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Technology evangelists have predicted the emergence of electronic books for as long as they have envisioned flying cars and video phones. It is an ide...