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Comics on the iPad: will the new iPad attract paper readers?

Comics on the iPad: will the new iPad attract paper readers? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The new iPad brings high-definition to digital comics, but will HD finally bring the paper readers too?
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Bringing Up a Young Reader on E-Books

Bringing Up a Young Reader on E-Books | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

It may take a generation to know for sure whether e-books are better for children than regular books.

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How We Will Read: an interview with @stevenbjohnson from the @findings blog

How We Will Read: an interview with @stevenbjohnson from the @findings blog | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Reading. It’s a simple act. You’re doing it right now. You probably read something off of billboards, screens, and packages hundreds of times throughout the course of a single day. Can something so fundamental really be changing?
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E-Books Create Challenges for Libraries | Feature | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area News & Arts Coverage

E-Books Create Challenges for Libraries |   Feature | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area News & Arts Coverage | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"The popularity of e-books also may bring in more library customers. "Sometimes I'll get emails from people who have never set foot in our library before," said Marlon Romero, who conducts classes on using e-readers at the Alameda Free Public Library. "They want to know if it's still possible to get a library card to check out e-books without coming inside the library."

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Why I won’t read e-books

Why I won’t read e-books | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"I see the logic at work here. Not only that, I recognize it. I recognize myself in it. This article was written by someone who really loves books. Really. Someone who is sad to see them go, but ultimately someone who has been forced to admit that using an e-reader is more convenient than sticking to real books. I do not agree, but when I look at it from this perspective, I realize that I easily could. I know this same phenomenon has happened in other spheres (music, transportation etc.) and I have not even batted an eye. Old cars mean nothing to me. I actually like booking my own flights. I do not mourn the loss of the CD or the vinyl record. Cassette tapes were pretty cool (I am a child of the 80s after all) but no one misses rewinding. But now, for the first time this dynamic is touching something I love and care deeply about, and I am freaking out."

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Belgian rightsholders group wants to charge libraries for READING BOOKS TO KIDS

Belgian rightsholders group wants to charge libraries for READING BOOKS TO KIDS | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"The De Morgen reporter then contacted SABAM (probably to check if this wasn’t an elaborate hoax or some grave error in judgment) and received a formal statement from the organization asserting that, indeed, public libraries need to pay up for the right to – once again – READ BOOKS TO KIDS."

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Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? | Healthland | TIME.com

Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? | Healthland | TIME.com | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"I received a Kindle for my birthday, and enjoying “light reading,” in addition to the dense science I read for work, I immediately loaded it with mysteries by my favorite authors. But I soon found that I had difficulty recalling the names of characters from chapter to chapter. At first, I attributed the lapses to a scary reality of getting older — but then I discovered that I didn’t have this problem when I read paperbacks."


Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/03/14/do-e-books-impair-memory/#ixzz1p6ggNODX

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E-books’ lack of cover could end intellectual snobbery of reading in public | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

E-books’ lack of cover could end intellectual snobbery of reading in public | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
We’ve mentioned a couple of times the “problem” that e-readers create of people not being able to tell what the person next to them on the bus or train is...
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Top Kindle Fire Activity: Reading E-Books, Says Citi

Top Kindle Fire Activity: Reading E-Books, Says Citi | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Según un informe, a actividad más común de los usuarios del completísimo Kindle Fire es... leer libros.

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The future of reading | BTURN

The future of reading | BTURN | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
New reading devices might not change the face of literature, but they will create readers' communities.

 

"Literature is a strange form of art: the art behind all arts, it rests inscribed in every other art discipline, laying the foundations of what we know as the arts today. The literary concepts such as “narrative”, “discourse” and “voice” have been widely deployed in various art practices from theatre and film to music, contemporary art and new media. Literature is the driving force of culture and yet, it seems there is nothing more conservative than putting words on paper. The very form of writing has not changed since its origins, right?"

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Ebooks: a new publishing solution to an old business problem? | Online Journalism Features | Journalism.co.uk

Ebooks: a new publishing solution to an old business problem? | Online Journalism Features | Journalism.co.uk | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

The rise in popularity of e-readers such as Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iPad presents a new market for magazine and newspaper publishers to explore.

 

It is a truism of online journalism that finding a business model that pays is an ongoing challenge. Yet, while newspapers experiment with different subscription models and types of paywall, others are turning to a relatively new market: ebooks.

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CultureLab: A community for ebooks only

CultureLab: A community for ebooks only | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

A new site run by veteran science writers aims to create a community around electronic books - and not the kind that are simply “digital clones” of the stuff you can still pick up in bookshops. New Scientist caught up with founder and prolific science writer Carl Zimmer to learn more about the Download the Universe project (http://www.downloadtheuniverse.com), and how he sees ebooks changing the way we read.

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