Andrew Kidd reveals Alexi reading app

Former Aitken Alexander m.d. Andrew Kidd has launched Alexi, a book recommendation app giving “people a new channel of discovery”. The app is currently in beta, but users of the full version of the app, available in late autumn, will be able to read books recommended by authors including Ali Smith and A S Byatt within Alexi itself. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Summer Reading Challenge kicks off as one in three parents say reading slips in holidays

One in three parents say regular reading with their children slips in the summer holidays, according to a Reading Agency survey ahead of this year's Summer Reading Challenge. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-12 00:23:25 UTC ]
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If you read one Mark Zuckerberg takedown today, read this one

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes has harsh words about Facebook and its founder. Thursday morning, the New York Times published an op-ed by Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes that pulled no punches. Hughes’s message was right there in the headline: “It’s time to break up Facebook.”Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival: ‘Making Reading a Lifelong Habit’

Devised as a highly participatory hub of more than 2,500 events, the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival opens in the coming UNESCO World Book Capital. The post Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival: ‘Making Reading a Lifelong Habit’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scholastic’s New ‘Kids & Family Reading’ Report: Reading Aloud Is Up

Scholastic's biennial Kids & Family Reading Report finds American families are reading books aloud to their children more often. The post Scholastic’s New ‘Kids & Family Reading’ Report: Reading Aloud Is Up appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Reading Agency receives £120,000 to evaluate Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency is planning an evaluation of the Summer Reading Challenge after receiving an award of £120,000 from Arts Council England. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obama shares his June reading list, but don't expect any beach reads

Former President Obama is out of office but he’s keeping up on politics and social issues with the books he’s reading. Obama shared a list of books he's been reading on Facebook on Saturday. The list is long on intellectual nonfiction and short on anything that could be described as a beach read.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency aims to maintain reading challenge numbers

The Reading Agency is hoping to maintain participant numbers in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, the theme of which is The Beano. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Naming Itself a Free Reading Zone, Zagreb Launches ‘Croatia Reads’

Just launched this month, Croatia's 'free reading zone', funded by government and private donors, is intended to offer thousands of free ebooks to residents and visitors. The post Naming Itself a Free Reading Zone, Zagreb Launches ‘Croatia Reads’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Apps are the new magazines’: Why Bloomberg’s doubling down on apps

Bloomberg thinks apps are the key to its mobile future. The publisher has redesigned its mobile apps to feature day-parted content as well as quicker access to videos, market data and other relevant content. It’s the first in a series of apps Bloomberg’s 20-person apps team is working on,... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-12-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Read On. Get On. coalition calls for new national measurement of reading

Read On. Get On. is to campaign for a new measurement of primary school children’s reading, as part of plans to get all children enjoying reading by 2025. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Reading Agency launches £2.1m elderly reading project

The Reading Agency is launching a project to provide reading activities for older people thanks to a £2.1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quick Reads report finds 27% fear reading will become 'forgotten pleasure'

Around 27% of people fear reading could become a “forgotten pleasure” according to new research commissioned to mark the 10th anniversary of Galaxy Quick Reads. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quick Reads joins The Reading Agency

Quick Reads is set to become one of the The Reading Agency’s programmes after the two charities have decided to work together. Cathy Rentzenbrink, project director of Quick Reads, told The Bookseller she is very excited about the partnership. “All the work we now do will have a greater impact.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In the “Web vs. Apps” Debate for Online Publishers, Apps Are on a Run

It’s what qualifies as an age-old debate in the digital media business: Web or native apps? The question isn’t really either/or — for most news outlets, the answer is “both” — but since the ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2015-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading in Print. Yes, You Read That Right.

Frank Schembari loves books — printed books. He loves how they smell. He loves scribbling in the margins, underlining interesting sentences, folding a page corner to mark his place.   Schembari is not a retiree who sips tea at Politics ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2015-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Rainbow Host LeVar Burton Binge-Watched Game of Thrones Before He Read the Books

Specs Who LeVar Burton Age 57 Claim to fame Emmy-winning actor (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation); host and producer of Reading Rainbow; author of the children’s book The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm (available Oct. 7) Base Los Angeles Twitter @levarburton What’s the first information you... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2014-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's apps: 'Technology interferes with the story in most apps'

Author and critic Nicolette Jones says shes never seen a picture-book app doing something a book cant do betterLots of developers and publishers are exploring the potential of interactive picture book-apps for children, but can they ever hope to deliver a reading experience comparable to books?... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comixology Ends In-App Buying on iOS apps

Much as predicted at the time of its acquisition by Amazon, Comixology is removing in-app purchasing from its iOS apps, eliminating the 30% sales commission to Apple. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency survey finds 63% of men rarely read

Men are giving up on reading books because they prefer to watch the big screen version instead, a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Taking the Reading Out of Readings

Early last month Junot Díaz nearly caused a riot when hundreds of fans descended on the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City to hear the author read from his latest, This Is How You Lose Her. But, to put it mildly, not every author is Junot Díaz, and getting a crowd to hear you read... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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