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The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon

The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon | Books | Scoop.it
A small fraction of Americans buy the vast majority of books in this country. Goodreads gives Jeff Bezos & Co. a direct line into their thoughts and habits.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:49 PM

Amazon + Goodreads = ? (Hopefully, better navigation at Goodreads for a start.) 

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iPad: E-books Vs. Paper Books for Kids?

iPad: E-books Vs. Paper Books for Kids? | Books | Scoop.it
In a new move that has sparked debate across the web, Bookboard has started offering children's books on the iPad.

Is reading from a digital reader better or worse for your children than reading a real book?

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, April 20, 2013 4:15 PM

Interesting article about Bookboard ...

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People say odd things in bookshops - Dulwich OnView

People say odd things in bookshops - Dulwich OnView | Books | Scoop.it
Any front-end retail job can be a source of occasional mirth or bewilderment, but bookselling seems to attract more than its fair share of bizarre exchanges. Between us the staff of Village ...

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The 30 Best Places To Be If You Love Books

The 30 Best Places To Be If You Love Books | Books | Scoop.it
Mark Twain said, “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” Mark Twain would have lost his mind if he saw these places.

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Robert Bolick's curator insight, March 23, 2013 9:33 PM

What a comfort!

william cockayne's curator insight, March 27, 2013 10:47 AM
If you love book, you wil want to see these places.
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Prepare your Eyeballs, E-Book Subscriptions Are Coming

Prepare your Eyeballs, E-Book Subscriptions Are Coming | Books | Scoop.it

E-books are getting the Spotify subscription model. Books have long been the last holdout as music, movies, games and even TV shows and magazines have embraced the subscription model. Pay a single monthly fee and you can gorge on all the content you can cram into your eyes and ears. But on Tuesday, Tim Waterstone, the founder of the UK bookstore Waterstones, announced Read Petite, a subscription streaming service for short fiction. It’s a baby step toward a new model that could shake up an industry that has seen traditional books losing ground to e-books, which comprised 22.5 percent of the book market in 2012.


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10 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

10 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Books | Scoop.it
These books reveal the truth of how organizations really work, and it's not pretty.

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