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Rumors of book industry's death have been greatly exaggerated

Rumors of book industry's death have been greatly exaggerated | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Book sales have risen strongly since 2008, not coincidentally since ebooks came on the scene. There’s more than ever to read and people are reading more books than ever.
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This is math I can understand: "Dig a little deeper and you’ll see that, within the total, ebook sales rose from $68 million to $3 billion, what’s technically known as a gazillion percent increase. Absent ebooks, total print book sales did shrink about 8%."

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What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos | Science | WIRED

What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos | Science | WIRED | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
The reason typos get through isn't because we're stupid or careless, it's because what we're doing is actually very smart.
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"Generalization is the hallmark of all higher-level brain functions." That's right--the reason I missed those typos was because I was using my higher-level brain functions. Yep. That's it. :)

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Bluebeards and brainiacs: literary characters who enter the language

Bluebeards and brainiacs: literary characters who enter the language | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

From Mrs Malaprop to Lothario to the Grinch, some characters leap out of the pages of fiction and into the dictionary. Here are some of the best.


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The history of how literary characters became dictionary entries. 

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New Scrabble words, new Scrabble rules

New Scrabble words, new Scrabble rules | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Well, there’s a new Scrabble dictionary in town. To be published August 11, the dictionary boasts includes but should apologize for 5,000 new words, including “fracking” and “hashtag.”

 

Is nothing sacred? These words shouldn’t be in Scrabble when they don’t even pass the red-line test when I type them in Word, surely?

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Via the Passive Voice Blog 

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The Real Jane Austen: A Charming Documentary (YouTube)

Who was the real Jane Austen?


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Haven't had a chance to watch this, but I'm always interested in anything related to #Jane #austen

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Report: Amazon Testing ‘Kindle Unlimited’ Subscription Ebook Service | Digital Book World

Report: Amazon Testing ‘Kindle Unlimited’ Subscription Ebook Service | Digital Book World | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Amazon is testing an all-you-can-read subscription ebook service to compete with firms like Scribd and Oyster, according to multiple blogs, citing Web pages
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Good for readers. Not sure if it's good for authors yet. 

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What Do I Feel Like Reading [Infographic]

What Do I Feel Like Reading [Infographic] | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Let us help you answer the question: "What do I feel like reading?" with our amazing infographic!
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Infographic to help you find the perfect book. :)

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14 quotes from writers inspired by football

14 quotes from writers inspired by football | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Oscar Wilde, George Orwell and Nabokov all had views on the beautiful game.


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Anyone else watching the World Cup? 

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Movies + Libraries

Movies + Libraries | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Libarry Scene
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For your Friday...#Bookish movie scenes #libraries

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A Brief Hands On With Printless Plans' 21" eReader - The Digital Reader

A Brief Hands On With Printless Plans' 21" eReader - The Digital Reader | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
When Printless Plans announced the Zephyr last November I was pretty sure I would never see it. Today I was proven wrong. I caught up with Jonathan Meyers and Jared Lyles of Printless Plans today at Display Week 2014, and while they couldn’t answer my questions about price or release date they did have a …
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This is just cool, a jumbo #ereader

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Move over Lizzie Bennet – let's hear it for the unsung heroine

Move over Lizzie Bennet – let's hear it for the unsung heroine | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Fanny Price, the heroine of Mansfield Park, has been unfairly dismissed by readers and critics. To mark the novel's 200th anniversary, writers celebrate literary leading ladies who have been overshadowed by their showier sisters
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The Power of Sherlock | Sara Rosett

The Power of Sherlock | Sara Rosett | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

The publication of a several short stories in 1891 in The Strand Magazine vaulted the main character of Sherlock Holmes to popularity that continues to this day.

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Why do you think Sherlock is so popular? I'd love to hear your thoughts....

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Three Trends Among Ebook Readers | Digital Book World

Three Trends Among Ebook Readers | Digital Book World | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

2. “Mysteries and thrillers are more popular than ever right now,” Crum said."

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I couldn't agree more! 

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Literary Pet Names: Canine Edition - BOOK RIOT

Literary Pet Names: Canine Edition - BOOK RIOT | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
About a year ago, I told the story of naming our first cat here on Book Riot: In telling the story, I also suggested a passel of awesomely literary cat names. But over the past year, I’ve felt like I left … Continued
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I particularly like Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod. :) 

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Words And Phrases That (Almost) Always Convert [Infographic]

Words And Phrases That (Almost) Always Convert [Infographic] | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
As marketers, the words we write should sell. Check out these simple but powerful terms that will help you turn everyday copy into conversions and shares.
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Interesting look at how we're persuaded....

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How Our Eyes Move On A Website

How Our Eyes Move On A Website | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Creating a successful website involves more than just a visually appealing design. The most effective websites create a satisfying user experience based on how consumers track and read the information on the page.


Via Jeff Domansky
Sara Rosett's insight:

I thought this was fascinating. I wonder if our eye movement patterns are the same on other types of reading material like newspapers, magazines, and book covers. 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 4, 11:25 PM

Good look at how readers read a website online and what you can do for better results.

Stefanie Greene's curator insight, August 5, 11:37 AM

You can see these tips in action on our newly redesigned website, www.AACR.org.

Beri Creative's curator insight, August 7, 11:53 PM

Keep on learning!

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90% of US Libraries now Loan out eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog)

90% of US Libraries now Loan out eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog) | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
90% of US Libraries now Loan out eBooks
Good E-Reader (blog)
Libraries in the United States have been steadily embracing digital books for the past few years.

Via Alyson Tyler
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Can the Hawking Index tell us when people give up on books?

Can the Hawking Index tell us when people give up on books? | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
By counting which pages readers highlight on their Kindles, a new scale attempts to measure how far people persist with certain well-known books. Bad news for Capital – and Fifty Shades of Grey
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Not really scientific, but fun. :) 

 

I don't usually highlight passages in my Kindle, but when I do, it's always #jane #austen. 

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Ways With Words 2013: Jane Austen prescribed as antidote to the horrors of WW1 - Telegraph

Ways With Words 2013: Jane Austen prescribed as antidote to the horrors of WW1 - Telegraph | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
The novels of Jane Austen were prescribed to shell-shocked WW1 soldiers because of their soothing effect, an Oxford fellow has said.
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I have to quibble with this statement: "Dr Byrne said Austen was loved for the same reason audiences were fond of Downton Abbey now: showing a world where “everyone knew their place”. 

 

One of the major themes of Downton Abbey is that everything *is* changing--the role of the aristocracy, the rigid class systems, the role of women...need I go on?  

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17 Quirky Bookstores

17 Quirky Bookstores | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

And all you have to do is visit them.


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I want to visit each one! 

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7 Fancy Editions of Pride and Prejudice: Totally Subjective Opinion Edition - BOOK RIOT

7 Fancy Editions of Pride and Prejudice: Totally Subjective Opinion Edition - BOOK RIOT | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
I’ve gotten to the point in my reading life where I do most of my day-to-day reading digitally or via the library, but most of my physical book purchases are Very Nice To Look At editions. I walk by my … Continued
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How to pick???

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What Your Summer Beach Read Says About You

What Your Summer Beach Read Says About You | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Summer unofficially started last Monday, bringing with it all the goodness of the new season-- beaches, road trips, cook-outs, and summer Fridays. For bibliophiles, summer is particularly great, because longer daylight hours and more free time trans...
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The habits of the British book reader (infographic)

The habits of the British book reader (infographic) | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Lovereading, a popular UK-based book discovery site, has published a new (and, again, very interesting) infographic on their blog. This time it’s based on a mini-poll conducted among Lovereading visitors.

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, May 28, 5:04 AM

My answers:

1. In my favourite chair on the verandah in the morning.

2. More than 5 hours a week.  (Double that perhaps.)

3. By genre and then by author name
5. It varies (always looking for recommendations - best come from award shortlists).

6. Mixture of ebooks and physical (depending on what's on hand and how hard it is to get the book I want).

7. Yes, but I'd prefer to see the film only after reading the book.

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eBookish Happy Meals: McDonald's Offers eBooks Instead Of Toys - PSFK

eBookish Happy Meals: McDonald's Offers eBooks Instead Of Toys - PSFK | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Through a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, McDonald's is hoping to fortify children's minds.
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Like the idea. Chick fil a has been giving away books in their kid meals for years. #JustSaying 

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BookBub Raises $3.8M to Help Readers Find E-Book Deals Online - Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJ

BookBub Raises $3.8M to Help Readers Find E-Book Deals Online - Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJ | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
As reading of e-books increases, BookBub aims to help publishers and authors find their audience.
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Most interesting sentence in the whole piece: "They found that the industry lacked the kinds of tools, resources and best practices that helped app makers and other companies connect directly with consumers, Mr. Schanker said." 

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To Kill a Mockingbird is going digital after author changes tune

To Kill a Mockingbird is going digital after author changes tune | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

To Kill a Mockingbird will be available as an e-book in July, more than 50 years after it was first published in print.


Via Luca Baptista
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I love dusty books and libraries, but that doesn't mean I can't love ebooks, too. :) 

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Urban Book Editor's curator insight, April 28, 3:14 PM

An e-book of To Kill a Mockingbird will help to introduce this Southern novel to a whole new generation of readers. I am delighted!