It might seem like common sense: reading makes you smarter. But it's actually a lot more complicated than that. Studies have proven not just the fact that the information contained within books can make readers into more knowledgeable, well-rounded learners, but rather that the active process of reading can alter the … [Read more...] about Reading Is Good For Your Brain…Who Knew?
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Harlequin announced in October that they were getting rid of Adobe Digital Editions and going with an alternative. They have selected Bookshout to power their online bookstore, and this means you need the Bookshout app for Android or iOS, which makes Harlequin ebooks incompatible with e-readers.Many people feel … [Read more...] about BookShout is powering the Harlequin ebook store
Apple bought the unlimited magazine subscription service, Texture, earlier this year. The rate used to be $14.99 per month, but in July it dropped down to $9.99 per month. Nothing really has been done with the platform yet, but Apple has grand plans to relaunch the service and publishers are worried.The Texture … [Read more...] about Apple Texture Relaunch has digital newspaper companies worried
The newspaper industry is on the decline and dwindling advertising revenues is one of the primary contributing factors. How do people catch up on the latest news these days? Pew Research conducted an extensive study and found that only 16% read newspapers in print, but 33% read dedicated online news sites. For the … [Read more...] about People tend to get their news from social media
Just in time for holiday gift giving, Goodreads has released its list of the best books of 2018. What makes this list any better than others just like it? This one is actually voted on by the readers themselves. Rather than relying on high-brow review outlets or marketing campaigns bankrolled by larger publishers, … [Read more...] about Goodreads Announces the Best Books of 2018
The digital publishing revolution is so old that a great many reading consumers might not be able to envision a time when they couldn't simply pop online to order a book, download a new title from their favorite author, or use an app or PDF for supplemental book material. eBooks and digital publishing have simply … [Read more...] about The Biggest Scam in Publishing?
Image Comics was an early adopter of offering most of their comics without any digital rights management. Since 2013 they allowed users to shop directly on their website and download comics to their computer and easily load them on their smartphone, tablet or e-reader. A few weeks ago the comics publisher decided to no … [Read more...] about Image Comics is no longer offering DRM-Free Editions
In the first nine months of the year ebook sales have declined 3.9% and generated over $770.9 million dollars. People are still buying the digital format of course, but the real money is with hardcover and paperback novels. The hardback format saw an increase of $1.9 billion dollars (6.2%) over 2017 and mass market and … [Read more...] about Hardcover and Paperback book sales increase at the expense of ebooks
The average reader simply visits the Amazon bestseller list or checks out digital bookstores from Barnes and Noble or Kobo to find their next read. Sometimes users do not want to pay for audiobooks or ebooks at all and visit Overdrive or Libby on their smartphone or tablet. There are plenty of resources and websites … [Read more...] about The best websites to find daily deals and free ebooks
Scribd has just unveiled a new premium subscription tier that includes full access to New York Times. This new package will retail $12.99/month and will give full access to the entire Scribd catalog and also unlimited access to the NYTimes.com, The New York Times Digital Archive, and The New York Times app via its … [Read more...] about Scribd unveils premium tier subscription package for the New York Times
The "Fight for 15" has been an ongoing battle in the US, with advocates for a fair, living wage working tirelessly for a nearly 100% increase in the current non-server minimum wage (due to the expectation of tips, restaurants only have to pay wait staff a little more than $2 per hour). Some key political voices have … [Read more...] about Amazon (Supposedly) to Pay Workers Higher Wages
In a decision that has been years in the making, the EU has decided to allow the removal of VAT on ebooks, just as it has done for print books all this time. This single change could spell an increase in sales of digital works and the technology to read them, and in the interaction between readers and digital-only … [Read more...] about EU Removes VAT on eBooks