Pobre Gutenberg
Follow
Find tag "english"
22.7K views | +18 today
Pobre Gutenberg
actualidad editorial digital, por booqlab | digital publishing news, by booqlab
Curated by booqlab
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

Will Kindle's Free Samples Change the Structures of Plots?

Will Kindle's Free Samples Change the Structures of Plots? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Search-engine optimization reshaped the craft of a good headline. Will Amazon's book promotions have a similar effect on novels?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

2012 Bologna: focused and upbeat | The Bookseller

2012 Bologna: focused and upbeat | The Bookseller | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Publishers have reported packed schedules at this week’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, with digital dominating many discussions..."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

Coldfront » Crossing the Line: Poetry’s E-Book Horizons

Coldfront » Crossing the Line: Poetry’s E-Book Horizons | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

En el Día Mundial de la Poesía / In World Poetry Day:

 

"As e-readers proliferate, poetry publishers try to keep poems looking like poems."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

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."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

Thinking more about ebooks and libraries and what big publishers should do – The Shatzkin Files

Thinking more about ebooks and libraries and what big publishers should do – The Shatzkin Files | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"The reluctance of most big publishers to make ebooks available through library lending is a topic of widespread attention and concern."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

Espresso Book Machine offers on-demand books

Espresso Book Machine offers on-demand books | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
With a name like the Espresso Book Machine, you know for sure that whatever it will do, it does it there and then on the spot – and fast.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

The new Apple iPad – the UK's first review

The new Apple iPad – the UK's first review | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

What do you use your iPad for? Chances are it’s not quite the same as anyone else. Part of the key to Apple’s success has been the company’s skill in creating an object that’s intimate because it’s personal. With the third-generation iPad, out tomorrow, Apple has taken its winning formula and upgraded the display, camera and connectivity to offer a greatly enhanced experience.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

Urban Dictionary redefines literature's biggest names

Urban Dictionary redefines literature's biggest names | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Hermione Hoby: Cut the Kerouacing and don't Tolstoy on too long: what slang meanings could your favourite writers lend their names to?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

DOJ vs. book publishers: Who cares if Apple and publishers are colluding to raise e-book prices?

DOJ vs. book publishers: Who cares if Apple and publishers are colluding to raise e-book prices? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"The basic question here is, how much should a digital book cost?."

 

"Literary culture, for better or for worse, is dealing with a radically transformed business landscape. The Justice Department is, at best, irrelevant to this process."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

The state of ebook pricing - O'Reilly Radar

The state of ebook pricing - O'Reilly Radar | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Joe Wikert looks at the agency model, efficiencies, fixed pricing and other major trends that will drive ebook pricing in the months ahead.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

Review: Kyobo Mirasol eReader - The Digital Reader

Review: Kyobo Mirasol eReader - The Digital Reader | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"It’s been just over 2 years since Qualcomm first started showing off the Mirasol screen, and a little over a month since the first Mirasol equipped e-reader hit the market.And today I have one in my grubby little hands and can finally post a first hand review..."

 

Reseña muy completa del nuevo Kyobo Mirasol eReader, con pantalla en color.  |  Very complete review of the new Kyobo Mirasol eReader

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

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?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

Bologna 2012: Photos from the Fair

Bologna 2012: Photos from the Fair | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Children's book publishers from around the world, schedules packed with meetings, award announcements, elegant parties, mouth-watering meals, and—everywhere you look—books: the 2012 Bologna Children's Book Fair was as busy as ever.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

Poetry And eBooks: Will Poems Ever Work In eBook Formatting?

Poetry And eBooks: Will Poems Ever Work In eBook Formatting? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

En el Día Mundial de la Poesía / In World Poetry Day:

 

"NEW YORK — Billy Collins, one of the country's most popular poets, had never seen his work in e-book form until he recently downloaded his latest collection on his Kindle. He was unpleasantly surprised."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

Day One in Bologna: First-Timers and Vets Weigh In

Day One in Bologna: First-Timers and Vets Weigh In | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
One day into the 49th annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the mood was upbeat but realistic, with the strongest interest in the robust fiction category, and even a few positive signs for the comparatively flat picture book market.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

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?"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

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."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

Ebooks: the format of the academic future

Ebooks: the format of the academic future | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Steven Schwartz explains why more universities should start publishing ebooks and how they benefit students...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

The New iPad Is Insufficient As A Real E-Reader - Seeking Alpha

The New iPad Is Insufficient As A Real E-Reader - Seeking Alpha | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Argumentos críticos de la lectura en el nuevo iPad.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

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."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

Blog Post: How do books get discovered? A guide for publishers and authors who want their books to find an audience

Blog Post: How do books get discovered? A guide for publishers and authors who want their books to find an audience | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
We've all fallen under the spell of a truly great book. But where did we originally hear about it? How did we come to choose that particular book from among...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by booqlab
Scoop.it!

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

more...
No comment yet.