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All Your Books Are Belong To Us

George Heymont | Posted 07.04.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

There's an old saying that "knowledge is power." However, long before anyone had written up a job description for an "intellectual property" lawyer, people were battling over who should and should not have access to knowledge.

Classic Literature Isn't Dead: No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Books
Isabel Kaplan

Now, you might ask: What does the number of times the word "because" appears in a given work tell us about whether or not an author was influenced by classic literature? Nothing. The conclusions presented in the paper would be laughable -- if they weren't being taken seriously.

The Inventor Of eBooks Dies

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 11.08.2011 | Books

It was announced today, on International Literacy Day, that one of the great pioneers of electronic literacy and the inventor of the e-book had died o...

Apps to Make You Literate

Uloop | Posted 06.28.2011 | College
Uloop

Reading can, at times, feel like eating sandpaper. But fortunately there are some great apps to help you get literate.

New Free eBooks Site For Mobile Devices

eBookNewser | Nate Hoffelder on March 18, 2011 12:30 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This past week saw the launch of a new cloud based free eBook website. The site, eBook.taggedzi.com, is specifically designed to work on small screens...

Best Places To Get Free eBooks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since over a year ago free eBooks have been a hot topic in the publishing market. Last week, however, The Washington Post reported that Amazon has be...

What You Expected? Half Of iPad iBooks Sold Are Novels

O'Reilly Radar | Ben Lorica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Comments from other readers gave me the idea to map the 100+ iBooks categories to the more familiar BISAC categories. Doing so means over half of all...

One Book's Stunningly Unprintable Fate

Brandon Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Brandon Mendelson

I looked up to ask George Carlin why he was testing me and then reached into the toilet bowl. People will do dumb things for a spot on the New York Times's bestseller list.