Legendary writer George R. R. Martin has revealed more details pertaining to his latest title in the A Song of Ice and Fire universe. The new entrant to Martin's famed series that was adapted into a hit TV show is titled The Rise of The Dragon. It is a fully illustrated companion novel to the prequel named Fire & Blood as well as the Game of Thrones series in general. As … [Read more...] about George R. R. Martin’s The Rise of The Dragon announced, due out later this year
While we appreciate the fun-filled genres of fantasy and fiction, sometimes the desire to read non-fictional works takes over. Autobiographies come in here, providing us readers with real-life events presented from the perspective of the writer. It is almost as if you are experiencing the life and times of the author yourself, albeit through their eyes.This wonderful branch … [Read more...] about Up close and personal: Some of the best autobiographies you can read
About a week ago, we made a list of novels that make for excellent reads if you're looking to break into the high fantasy genre. Of course, the list was aimed at readers who are only just entering this excellent branch of literature. There is no shortage of amazing titles under the high fantasy banner, so we continue that list today.Today's fresh set of recommendations … [Read more...] about Got your start into high fantasy? Here’s what you can read next.
A few weeks ago, we talked about some of the best books to pick up right after finishing the critically acclaimed Harry Potter novels. Today's batch of recommendations is fresh out of the high fantasy brand of baking ovens. While our previous recommendations featured many children's and pre-teen books, this list is more appropriate for older readers.High fantasy works are … [Read more...] about Break into the high fantasy genre with these reads
Have you ever had a hardcore book hangover? Since you're reading this, I'm pretty sure you know exactly what I mean. Some books are so captivating that we get completely absorbed into their worlds. Once you have tasted the sweet perfection of the Harry Potter universe, it's very hard to follow up with anything that comes close. Finishing such an epic series of books brings a … [Read more...] about So you just read Harry Potter, what now? Here’s what you can read.
The year is drawing to a close, allowing many of us to take some time to look back in retrospect. Following the likes of Spotify, Scribd had decided to review the highlights of the year and present them in the form of 2021's top reading trends. Following the rise of the #BookTok trend on social media platform TikTok, there was a significant impact on the reading habits of young … [Read more...] about Scribd shares the top reading trends of 2021
Those who eat, drink, and breathe books highly anticipate the annual accolades and recognition that is given to the year's best releases. Book bloggers can be found discussing stories of all shapes and sizes on the popular website known as Goodreads. Coming from humble beginnings, the blog has grown extremely large and now resides as a credible authority to explore books on the … [Read more...] about Winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2021 revealed
Audiobooks are all the craze these days. The pandemic brought into focus eBooks and audiobooks which came across as a no-contact means of accessing new reading material. However, while the eBook craze seems to have somewhat frittered away, demand for audiobooks continues to be steady and strong.With the pandemic easing a bit and bookstores across the world getting back to … [Read more...] about Will audiobooks surpass eBooks in popularity?
Do you love the smell of yellowed paper, the feel of parchment against your skin, the weight of a leather-bound volume in your hands? Bibliophiles like myself would agree that there is nothing that can truly replace the genuine feel of a physical book. The traditional 'book' form that we love so much has been around for centuries, so it is hard to think of it as something … [Read more...] about Does the e-book revolution spell disaster for print books?
It's been a long time in the making, but Amazon Publishing finally has some big news to share: the traditional arm of Amazon's company will work with Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to put its 10,000-plus titles in libraries. Previously, Amazon Publishing has not offered ebook lending through public libraries, unlike many traditional publishers--albeit publishers who … [Read more...] about Amazon, DPLA Finally Join Forces on Library Lending
From the earliest days of self-publishing, scammers have been looking to make a buck. From paid review scams to enticing followers to download books simply for the pages views, there's no end to the ways people have taken advantage of these opportunities in a negative way. Every time a platform offers a new feature, someone figures out how to game the system, leaving … [Read more...] about Audiobook Scams Highlight the Issues in Self-Publishing
Project Gutenberg has always been a commendable literary initiative that ensured the classic titles of yore lived on in the digital age. While that is great, the eBooks lack consistent typography. Cover art leaves something to be disired, in addiiton to many typos, that can mar the reading experience considerably.It is here that the Standard eBooks come into the picture. … [Read more...] about Standard eBooks builds upon Project Gutenberg to offer a better reading experience
Everywhere you look on social media, it seems like it's Gen Z versus Millennials versus Boomers (Gen X is sitting this one out, giving everyone the side-eye). But one thing recent events have taught us is that the stereotypes that have been assigned to these different age demographics are typically wrong... and that these preconceived notions might be most inaccurate when it … [Read more...] about Is Digital Publishing Overlooking their Biggest Consumer?