To combat the utter avalanche of AI-generated ebooks, Amazon is doing something about it. They have limited self-published ebooks to only three a day. Why are they doing this now? There have been several high-profile cases where AI books have increased the Amazon website. This past June, their bestseller pages were taken over by ebooks written by ChatGPT and other AI writing … [Read more...] about Amazon limits self-published ebooks to only 3 a day
A few weeks ago, I was curled up reading the latest book from Jeffery Deaver when I realized I couldn't seem to get comfortable. Now, as any serious reader knows, having a pristine reading nook in one's house is a must. Despite all my pillows, quilts and my great grandmother's beloved foot stool, I was still not able to settle and focus on the story. Then I caught sight of … [Read more...] about 6 Signs it May be Time for Reading Glasses
Reading habits are developed from a young age, which benefits lifelong. Exploring all the genres and what you prefer are all individual choices.Parents try to introduce books that are motivating, growth-boosting, and have moral value. But sometimes, regulating content is tough. However, exposure to various themes means there can be age-inappropriate elements, emotionally … [Read more...] about Parents be Mindful About What Their Children Are Reading
The novel, "The Tale of Genji," by a Japanese woman, Murasaki Shikibu, is believed to be the first novel. This was 1,000 years ago, and since then, countless fiction and non-fiction in unimaginable genres have existed. The power of words has mesmerized, influenced, and moved many people.Another benefit of reading books by experts is that it helps in the overall development … [Read more...] about Reading Books & Our Brain: What Do Experts Say
New research has revealed that about 56% of individuals between ages 8 and 18 don't love reading in their free time. This study by the National Literacy Trust also revealed that reading enjoyment has touched a new bar low since the organization started surveying in 2005. Moreover, the percentage this time is 15.2 percent lower than its height in 2016.This report was … [Read more...] about Study Find Children’s Reading Enjoyment at Lowest Levels
Image credit: holmanwebb Booktopia, the Australian online bookstore, has recently reported a full-year loss of $29 million this year. The retailer calls it a challenging year, attributing the loss to the hard economic climate as well as the impacts of its transition to the new customer fulfillment center (CFC).The online retailer reported that its revenue was down 18% in … [Read more...] about Booktopia Reports Loss Of $29 Million This Year
A 1,000-parent survey commissioned by the children’s publisher Ladybird and run by Censuswide found that 33% of parents lack the confidence to read to their children. Parents cited reading out loud and doing character voices as reasons for doubting their confidence.The study also found that 77% of parents who read with their children before bedtime (between 6 p.m. and 8 … [Read more...] about Study: Parents Want to Read to Their Children?
If you want to ‘regain’ your pleasure in reading, it means you loved reading and have stopped it, maybe due to lack of time or other reasons.In my case, I've always loved print books because I can touch, feel and smell them. But suddenly, I stopped reading books because I didn't want to carry them with me. Also, print editions seem to be pricier than ebook versions.So, … [Read more...] about Could Owning An E-Reader Help Regain Your Pleasure of Reading?
Reading is one of life's greatest gifts & pleasures. It lets you experience the lives of countless others or elevate your own by accumulating knowledge. Better yet, the digital age allows us access to millions of books without having to lug any of them around.E-books might be convenient, but are they safe? In this article, we explore how E-books themselves or acquiring … [Read more...] about Can Reading E-books Get You in Trouble? Protect Yourself from Digital Threats
Goodreads claims to be the world's largest online platform for readers and book recommendations. Elizabeth Chandler, a journalist at the Los Angeles Times, and her partner Otis Chandler launched the website in 2006. The platform was launched with the vision to create an online community of book lovers where they can share opinions and catalog their books.Besides, Goodreads … [Read more...] about Bad Vibes Coming from Amazon’s Goodreads
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is considered the most challenged and banned classic book, as per the American Library Association. The book has been consistently discouraged by schools for its racial and sexually charged themes. Authorities have also called it unethical for young minds. Despite the backlash, To Kill a Mockingbird is included in the list of most-assigned … [Read more...] about Are Book Bans the Reason Behind Some Book’s Popularity?
Since the day I got my first e-reader, I’ve been reading more books faster. When I realized this, I decided to search on the web to see if other e-reader users also experience the same. If so, what makes people read faster and more with e-readers?First, we landed on a blog posted by Simone and Her Books. Simon, the owner of the blog, found herself in the same situation that … [Read more...] about Do You Read Faster On An E-Reader Or A Physical Book?
Personally, I want to finish every book I start, even if it doesn't interest me. This is my psychology! I can't leave anything unfinished.But I think it's perfectly okay to stop reading a book that you don't enjoy. Forcing yourself to finish a story can leave you feeling frustrated, bored, and worst of all, you may lose your interest in reading.So, if you aren't … [Read more...] about Should You Stop Reading A Book If You’re Not Enjoying It?