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Does E-Reading Change the Way You Read?

Does E-Reading Change the Way You Read? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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"Most importantly, I read a lot more now. Not an exclusive ereader, I usually have an ebook and a paper read going at the same time. And so this has led to more finished books. And that’s a great thing! The numbers don’t lie — I read nearly 20 percent more books last year (my first full year with an e-reader) than my best reading year since college (thank you, Goodreads stats). And I’m on pace this year to shatter last year’s record."

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Penelope's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:46 PM

 

I don't read as much as I used to--in any form--because now the reading time has been replaced with writing time. On the other hand, my Kindle has caused a redirection in my reading.

 

I used to go after every free book under the sun, until I started weeding out the garbage books. Now, I am very picky about what I download onto my Kindle. I am using it mostly for reading ebooks all about writing, plotting, characterization, grammar, etc. I do have other genres on my Kindle, but they don't get read as often. So, for me, my Kindle has become my classroom.

 

Now when I want to relax with a book, I still like the feel of a paperback in my hands. I'm reading one right now, in fact. So I have a print 'n paper book in one hand, and an electronic device in the other. Now, all I need is more time to read both!

 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***

 

 Link to the full article: http://bookriot.com/2013/07/11/does-e-reading-change-the-way-you-read/

 

Brian S's curator insight, July 26, 2013 4:17 AM

I didn't think I would like using an ereader, but it turns out the opposite is true, I actually prefer it now I have started to use it.

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Your Next Book Should Be an Audiobook

Your Next Book Should Be an Audiobook | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It's summer. You're here to relax, right? So lie down on a blanket, pull your hat over your eyes, and press “play.”
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Before You Start a Podcast: 4 Tips for Authors | Jane Friedman

Before You Start a Podcast: 4 Tips for Authors | Jane Friedman | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Podcast producer Devon Fredericksen offers four tips for authors creating podcasts.
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Publishing platforms update their apps, Harper’s gets update from 29th Street Publishing

Publishing platforms update their apps, Harper’s gets update from 29th Street Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Several digital publishing platforms, as well as some support apps, were updated this week. The flow of app updates will slow from here as the Independence Day holiday is Monday.

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Introducing the next generation of ambient literature

Introducing the next generation of ambient literature | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
"We are close to having the tech that could write stories into the wireless fabric of the city. Any restaurant, bus station or pop-up could offer stories set in their spaces to wi-fi users: the world can become our stage."
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PRH CEO: 'Publishing Is Undeniably a Force for Good'

PRH CEO: 'Publishing Is Undeniably a Force for Good' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Penguin and Random House merged three years ago, in 2013, and today Penguin Random House's CEO, Markus Dohle, sent an anniversary letter to employees.
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AAP Reports Book Sales Down in January

AAP Reports Book Sales Down in January | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The two major trade segments--adult and children's/YA--had a slow start to the year, according to the Association of American Publishers' StatShot program.
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One-Time Charges Lead to Drop in Earnings at Barnes & Noble Education

One-Time Charges Lead to Drop in Earnings at Barnes & Noble Education | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Revenue at the college store operator rose 1.7% in fiscal 2016, but restructuring charges tied to outsourcing its digital education platform led to a decline in earnings.
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B&N’s Nook Press Debuts Print, In-Store Event Programs

B&N’s Nook Press Debuts Print, In-Store Event Programs | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble’s self-publishing platform has launched a self-service option that allows Nook Press authors to create print editions of their titles and sell them via B&N stores.
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Tolino Page e-Reader will be available this summer

Tolino Page e-Reader will be available this summer | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Tolino Page e-Reader will be available this summer - Good E-Reader (blog) https://t.co/dv78QgbM7f
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Nook Unveils Evening Mode in iOS 6.4.0 Update

Nook Unveils Evening Mode in iOS 6.4.0 Update | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Nook Unveils Evening Mode in iOS 6.4.0 Update: Barnes and Noble has just updated their app for iOS and it bri... https://t.co/CAycMWcDYu
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Turning Losing into Winning: The Kindle Scout Experience

Turning Losing into Winning: The Kindle Scout Experience | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Even if you lose, your Kindle Scout campaign can make you a winner. #kindlescout #selfpublishing #indieauthor
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Book Length, Cliffhangers, and the Economics of Paper Publishing

Book Length, Cliffhangers, and the Economics of Paper Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This issue comes up often enough that I think having a permanent post about it would be good. Here it is then:
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Business Musings: Long-term Thinking: The Contract Termination Clause (Contracts/Dealbreakers)

Business Musings: Long-term Thinking: The Contract Termination Clause (Contracts/Dealbreakers) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It feels odd to talk about how a contract ends when you’re entering a brand new relationship with a publisher. Both of you feel like this is a Great Thing, and it’s all shiny and celebratory and ma…
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Copyright and the Industry's Authors: Canada's Book Summit 16

Copyright and the Industry's Authors: Canada's Book Summit 16 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'How can we all work together to ensure our rights and incomes are not further eroded?' The question is urgent for authors, as a Canadian conference proved.
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Audiobooks are crushing ebooks

Audiobooks are crushing ebooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book publishers are having a hard time selling ebooks. US ebook sales from the Big Five—Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster—as well as smaller publishers have fallen dramatically, to $1.37 billion in 2015 from $1.6 billion the year before. But data released yesterday (June 27) by the Association of American Publishers (AAP
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How Brexit hit the book world

How Brexit hit the book world | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Has fact become stranger than fiction? Book sales, publishing contracts and even whole writing genres may be affected by the fallout from the referendum

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Startup of the week: RedDoor 

Startup of the week: RedDoor  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
RedDoor combines the resources of a traditional publisher with self-pub's collaborative approach - and its founder believes that it's the perfect model to sit within a big publishing house.
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Librarians like e-books, too

Librarians like e-books, too | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
On Book Riot, librarian and writer Katie MacBride has a guest post advising readers not to be reluctant to tell their librarian they read e-books. It’s an interesting little post, though it feels a little like it’s five years or so past due. Every library I’ve seen lately has big, hard-to-miss posters and other displays…
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Differences between traditional storytelling and digital storytelling 

Differences between traditional storytelling and digital storytelling  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Learn about the differences between traditional storytelling and digital storytelling
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Amazon’s New "Page Flip" Feature for Kindle is like a Virtual Forefinger in an eBook 

Amazon’s New "Page Flip" Feature for Kindle is like a Virtual Forefinger in an eBook  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The ability to hold your place with a forefinger or bookmark while quickly flipping around the pages of a book is one of the few functional advantages paper books have over ebooks - or rather, it was.
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Audiobook Sales Increase by over 30% in January 2016

Audiobook Sales Increase by over 30% in January 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Major publishers are starting to see a pronounced decline in e-book sales. Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster only generated $1.37 billion in 2015 from $1.6 billion the year before.
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Nook Press is Spamming Authors With Payment Emails 

Nook Press is Spamming Authors With Payment Emails  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When Barnes & Noble announced its pointless in-store Nook Press option earlier this week, I questioned whether any authors still used Nook Press.
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Penguin Random House Raises $44K to Support Literacy

Penguin Random House Raises $44K to Support Literacy | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House has raised more than $44,000 to donate to literacy programs at CAMBA, a nonprofit based in New York.
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There Are Ways to Consume a Book Without Reading it, But Should You? 

There Are Ways to Consume a Book Without Reading it, But Should You?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
We all have books that we have pretended to read, but sometimes the pretense isn't enough. Sometimes you might have to fake your way through conversations on a book, but luckily there is a solution. Writing over at Inverse, Lauren Sarner shares five different ways one can familiarize oneself with a book without actually reading it. She skips over the most obvious (audiobooks) and a couple of the online options (summaries on Wikipedia or Blinkist, reviews on Goodreads, and commentary/debate on Twitter) to come up with a list of five ways to Sparknote your way through a book without reading it: Know the conversation around the author Watch the tv show Know the author's ideas Eat the book Join a book club I'm pretty sure option four is a joke, but the other options in the list are useful tricks for consuming the books that everyone expects you to know and which you simply cannot stand. They all have their downsides, of course, but in certain situations the trick might be the better option than reading the book. For example, Ayn Rand drones on at length in novels that expound her social theories (objectivism). Rather than spend a thousand hours reading one novel, it would be better [...]
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