European study into e-reading launches next week

A new European Commission-funded project will study whether or not reading digitally changes people’s comprehension of the text they consume. The Evolution of Reading in the Age of Digitisation (EREAD) research will launch next week in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and carry on until autumn 2017 at locations around Europe, involving scholars from multiple disciplines, including the arts, humanities, social sciences and neuro-sciences. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books Ireland launches reading campaign

Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) is hoping to get kids across the country reading in October through the "Read Everywhere in 2015", campaign. For the campaign, also known as "Níl Turas Níos Fearr Ná Turas le Leabhar!" in Irish, CBI will run a range of activities, including a "The Danger is... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits

National Literacy Trust report also says girls continue to outpace boys in their enthusiasm for reading for pleasureGirls have more firmly embraced digital literacy and formats such as Facebook, email and text message, while boys are more comfortable with traditional printed media such as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Study Reveals the Relationship Between the French and Reading

Nine out of ten French read books last year and on average people read 16 books a year: 14 in print, 2 digital. Still, the French see room for improvement. The post Study Reveals the Relationship Between the French and Reading appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Celebrate the Week: Read a Banned Book!

September 21-27 is Banned Books Week. Here we offer a list of titles that have been challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2013 and 2014. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HC launches Killer Reads imprint with open submission

HarperCollins is launching a new digital-first crime and thriller list, which will begin... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle Unlimited launches: 600,000 all-you-can-read ebooks for $10 per month

Amazon's new subscription ebook plan includes more than 600,000 titles, but no major publishers. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2014-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google launches 'cookie choices' site to let Europeans know how they're being tracked

Google has launched a new site, CookieChoices.org, to help visitors of European sites learn more about the digital breadcrumbs they leave behind through cookies.The site includes code that publishers can use to incorporate notifications into their own sites and apps. The notifications could take... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2014-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sanrio Launches Hello Kitty Reading Day

To mark Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, licensor Sanrio and its publishing licensees are planning the first Hello Kitty Reading Day this fall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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St. Martin’s, Swagbucks Launch Read Channel

St. Martin’s Press is teaming up with Swagbucks, the loyalty and rewards site, to launch Read, a new digital literature channel on the Swagbucks site. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Total Boox Offers a Week of Free Reading

Total Boox, an unusual ebook delivery service based on metered reading, is making its library of 20,000 ebook titles available to the public to read entirely for free during the week of April 13 to April 20. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Celebrate Will Eisner Week 2014 and Read A Graphic Novel!

The Will and Ann Eisner Foundation unveiled an international slate of events to mark Will Eisner Week 2014, held March 1-7, to celebrate the life, work and influence of Will Eisner, a pioneering golden age comic book artist and one of the most innovative creators in the history of comics. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Harris novel stimulates brain, finds study

Reading a novel stimulates the brain for days, US researchers have found. The study,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pitchfork Launches “Weekly Magazine” App

Most successful content sites are monetizing with sheer volume now, but Pitchfork is betting there's still a place for lean-back engagement. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Hearst to launch 99p Esquire Weekly tablet edition

Hearst is preparing to launch a digital weekly edition of monthly men's magazine Esquire this week, in an attempt to appeal to younger readers and stem double-digit circulation falls. Continue reading at Media Week

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Kobo launches new e-reading devices

Kobo has announced a new batch of e-reading devices to launch worldwide. The range includes three... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Study: Journalism Grads Don't Read Newspapers, Mags, Books

This could be the final blow to paper and ink news: Reporters graduating out of journalism school and headed to work at newspapers and magazines don't read print media, with over seven of 10 choosing digital news and social media websites instead ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Trade figures launch Read Petite digital venture

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Reading agency launch library exploration game

Libraries across the country are taking part in a high-tech treasure based on Simon Mayo’s... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Egmont UK launches reading research project

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Read for My School competition launches today

The National Schools Reading competition has launched today, with up to 200,000 children in years... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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