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New Languages and Readings in Digital Contexts. Novas Linguagens e Leituras em Contextos Digitais.
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Le lecteur d'e-book adepte d'enquêtes policières et de romans contemporains

Le lecteur d'e-book adepte d'enquêtes policières et de romans contemporains | Litteris | Scoop.it

Le lecteur type d'e-book choisit en priorité les romans policiers et la littérature contemporaine, révèle une enquête du site Chapitre.com auprès de plus de 800 lecteurs. 


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Reading a Revolution

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The first and most important thing you need to know about Anthony De Luna is that he’s not here to destroy your books. On the contrary, he loves old-fashioned ink-and-paper books.

 

Though he admits Filipinos are very much attached to their old-fashioned ink-and-paper books, De Luna is also trying to convince local publishers that the digital revolution is coming, whether they like it or not. “So when we talk to major publishers here we just talk about preparing for it. We don’t ask them to convert now or distribute now. It’s more of our evangelism at this point. That’s why we publish our own (books). If only the publishers do it on their own, we don’t have to publish. But because there is a barrier there, we felt that we had to get it started for the Philippines.”

 

In November 2011, De Luna launched Flipreads.com, which served as a retailing outlet for their Filipino content. Flipside has now published over 130 local titles, most of them in 2012 alone. Aside from their titles being made available online, the local publishers also get a larger cut of the book’s cover price, getting 70 percent through Flipreads instead of the 35 percent they would get through other outlets.

 

To get content, Flipside co-published e-books together with local companies, beginning with the University of the Philippines Press. Today, Flipside co-publishes selected e-books from the UP Press, Ateneo de Manila University Press, De La Salle University and the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.

 


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The 10 best Jane Austen characters – in pictures

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On the bicentenary of Pride and Prejudice, we celebrate the genius of one of Britain's best-loved authors


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The Brainstormer – Spin a Wheel of Story Starters

The Brainstormer – Spin a Wheel of Story Starters | Litteris | Scoop.it
Brainstormer is an app that started out as a website in 2009. The web version has been replaced the the iPad app that quickly generates story starters for you. The basic Brainstormer app has three ...

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CBN – Mílton Jung » Para onde vão os livros? » Arquivo

CBN – Mílton Jung » Para onde vão os livros? » Arquivo | Litteris | Scoop.it
Blog do Mílton Jung

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Aracy Campos's curator insight, January 5, 2013 9:45 PM

Boa pergunta: Então, para onde vão os livros?

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Writers Rethink Words for the Big Screen

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Oscar-nominated writers discuss the challenge of adapting books and plays to the screen.

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Should You Write What You Know?

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It may be advice often given to writers, but is the idea to "write what you know" always understood, and valuable for creating good work?

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WriteMonkey - for distraction free creative writing

Software for full screen distraction free creative writing. No whistles and bells, just empty screen, you and your words. WriteMonkey is light, fast, and perfectly handy for those who enjoy the simplicity of a typewriter but live in modern times.

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Pandamian Beta - The Easiest Way To Publish A Book Online

Pandamian Beta - The Easiest Way To Publish A Book Online | Litteris | Scoop.it
Pandamian is the easiest way to publish a book online. Write your book, talk to readers, but never worry about ebook conversion, servers or design ever again.

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Classic Books On The Craft Of Writing

Classic Books On The Craft Of Writing | Litteris | Scoop.it

Terri Guiliano Long


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Jane Steen's curator insight, January 3, 2013 2:00 PM

A few favorites worth checking out.

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Game of Books Plans to Reward Reading

Game of Books Plans to Reward Reading | Litteris | Scoop.it

“The Game of Books combines the physical world of books with the digital and imaginary.  It is a website and mobile app that combines ‘Foursquare for books’ and Xbox Live-style gamer achievements, earning you badges and points for the rare themes you encounter in books,” said Stanton’s Kickstarter page. “At its heart, The Game of Books allows those of us that love reading to earn something extra for what we already love, to become the master of themes that we visit more than others, to discover books we’d otherwise miss, and to track how we have grown as readers over time.”


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O e-reader é efêmero, o livro imortal.

O e-reader é efêmero, o livro imortal. | Litteris | Scoop.it
Tudo Sobre o Universo dos Livros Digitais

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The Coming E-Publishing Revolution in Higher Education -

The Coming E-Publishing Revolution in Higher Education - | Litteris | Scoop.it
By Dr. Frank Lowney Editor's note: Those of you who read TeleRead regularly are probably well aware of the fact that Dr. Frank Lowney has been a staple
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Writer are you in it for the long haul? Saga anyone?

Writer are you in it for the long haul? Saga anyone? | Litteris | Scoop.it
The Writer magazine offers advice and instruction on the craft of writing, author interviews, getting published and freelance writing, plus writing markets in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and writing for children.

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, January 6, 2013 4:35 PM

This link should lead to an interview with Julian Fellowes, the scribe and producer of Downton Abbey. His masterpiece has me reconsider saga over novel with just a main character and the usual suspects.

Does your story have a longitudinal series in it?

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Should I stop buying paper books and use an e-reader instead?

Should I stop buying paper books and use an e-reader instead? | Litteris | Scoop.it
As Kindle sales continue to rise, is there really a green arguement for stopping reading "real" paper books?
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Ebooks 2013: New leasing models, cheaper devices, more content - The Digital Shift

Ebooks 2013: New leasing models, cheaper devices, more content - The Digital Shift | Litteris | Scoop.it
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Inicio Biblioteca Digital Mundial

Inicio Biblioteca Digital Mundial | Litteris | Scoop.it
La Biblioteca Digital Mundial pondrá a disposición en Internet, de manera gratuita y en formato multilingüe, importantes materiales fundamentales de culturas de todo el mundo, incluyendo manuscritos, mapas, libros poco comunes, partituras...

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The Paradox

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To be a great novelist requires living with a paradox: Your story matters more than anything, and your story matters not at all. It’s one of many conflicts and dilemmas that novelists face, but it’s one to master.
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¿Sabemos leer en la Red?

¿Sabemos leer en la Red? | Litteris | Scoop.it
El internauta medio desconoce los elementos básicos de la arquitectura digital y a menudo carece de capacidad de comprensión crítica.

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Cory Doctorow: Where Characters Come From

Cory Doctorow: Where Characters Come From | Litteris | Scoop.it

What’s more, this reaction isn’t limited to readers. As a writer, I know that there’s a point in the writing when the engine of the story really seems to roar to life, and at that moment, the characters start feeling like real people. When you start working on a story, the characters are like finger-puppets, and putting words into their mouths is a bit embarrassing, like you’re sitting at your desk waggling your hands at one another and making them speak in funny, squeaky voices. But once those characters ‘‘catch,’’ they become people, and writing them feels more like you’re recounting something that happened than something you’re making up. This reality also extends to your autonomic nervous system, which will set your heart racing when your characters face danger, make you weepy at their tragedies, has you grinning foolishly at their victories.


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41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills

41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills | Litteris | Scoop.it

"41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on gettingsmart.com  


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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 3, 2013 4:57 PM

A very nice collection of tech tools to help writing teachers

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 3, 2013 5:53 PM

Who says using computers is not good for kids writing skills? These apps will certainly help get rid of that myth.

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Book Creator

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"Book Creator for the iPad by Red Jumper Studio is an app that allows users to create ebooks on your iPad with ease. It provides features that allow anyone to easily create ebooks from users with epub experience to students who are just starting out using mobile device to create a story. The simple interface allows the user to add text and photos with ease. Book Creator also provides the option to add background music as well as audio hotspots to add speech to support the text. It also allows user to add video clips. Books created in Book Creator are easily shared with friends via email, dropbox, or even save to iTunes."


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John Evans's curator insight, January 3, 2013 6:22 AM

I've been an early adopter of the Book Creator, even doing some testing of the app in its initial versions and have to say it is one of the best apps around.