Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Because of [technology], reading culture is booming, which is tremendously exciting. It’s up to everyone who loves books and wants to work with them to find ways to advocate either for authors or readers — or both. If you can do this, you’ll survive, you’ll thrive, and you’ll be part of the future.

Literary Agent Jason Ashlock: Big Book Publishers Not Innovating Fast Enough from PBS: Media Shift (via lexiewinslow)

I think this is my number one argument of why e-readers are awesome.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
morerobots:

the ‘wrinkle in time’ square is so true. i feel like we’ve tessered through half of summer already. where did it go?

morerobots:

the ‘wrinkle in time’ square is so true. i feel like we’ve tessered through half of summer already. where did it go?

Thursday, June 28, 2012
housingworksbookstore:

I find this headline hilarious, but applaud anything that means more people are reading. These are lovely and at least they have something to do with the actual contents of the books and are not this because I mean C’MON. YAY READING.
I’ve actually never read anything by the Brontës, I should fix that. I like this edition of Jane Eyre.
(via To Lure ‘Twilight’ Fans, Classic Books Get Bold Looks - NYTimes.com)

These covers are a lot prettier than those heinous Twilight-based covers they gave P&P, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre a few days ago. Black with bright red flowers and whatever.

housingworksbookstore:

I find this headline hilarious, but applaud anything that means more people are reading. These are lovely and at least they have something to do with the actual contents of the books and are not this because I mean C’MON. YAY READING.

I’ve actually never read anything by the Brontës, I should fix that. I like this edition of Jane Eyre.

(via To Lure ‘Twilight’ Fans, Classic Books Get Bold Looks - NYTimes.com)

These covers are a lot prettier than those heinous Twilight-based covers they gave P&P, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre a few days ago. Black with bright red flowers and whatever.

Monday, June 25, 2012 Thursday, June 21, 2012

ewitty:

Story-signing Strategies

ASL & English Literacy

theatlantic:

Why Should Books Still Be Books When They’re on Tablets?

For all the disruption in the publishing industry wrought by the Internet, e-readers, and tablets, reading a book still feels like, well, reading a book: tabbing through pages, digesting information linearly. But maybe that will change. The company Semi-Linear is hoping so: Its recently unveiled Citia iPad apps reinvents long-form non-fiction for the tablet, turning books into something that resembles less a sequence of chapters and more a digital spread of sharable, customizable, collectible cards.
Read more. [Image: Semi-Linear]


Very interesting concept.

theatlantic:

Why Should Books Still Be Books When They’re on Tablets?

For all the disruption in the publishing industry wrought by the Internet, e-readers, and tablets, reading a book still feels like, well, reading a book: tabbing through pages, digesting information linearly. But maybe that will change. The company Semi-Linear is hoping so: Its recently unveiled Citia iPad apps reinvents long-form non-fiction for the tablet, turning books into something that resembles less a sequence of chapters and more a digital spread of sharable, customizable, collectible cards.

Read more. [Image: Semi-Linear]

Very interesting concept.

libraryadvocates:

harperbooks:

stephanielacava:

sign at McNally Jackson

Still love this display. Still can’t beat that logic.

Syllogisms are among the most solid forms of deductive reasoning, so yeah - it’s gotta be true.

libraryadvocates:

harperbooks:

stephanielacava:

sign at McNally Jackson

Still love this display. Still can’t beat that logic.

Syllogisms are among the most solid forms of deductive reasoning, so yeah - it’s gotta be true.

harperbooks:

thefeeling:

The Goodreads books added stats for Fifty Shades of Grey.
I’ve been doing this job for a while now, and I have never, ever seen something like that on a stats page. Bonkers.

Damn, son.

This fascinates me.

harperbooks:

thefeeling:

The Goodreads books added stats for Fifty Shades of Grey.

I’ve been doing this job for a while now, and I have never, ever seen something like that on a stats page. Bonkers.

Damn, son.

This fascinates me.