Personal Space: Maggie Downs Thought No One Wanted to Read About Grief

On this episode of Personal Space: The Memoir Show, Sari Botton interviews Maggie Downs, author of the memoir and travelogue, Braver Than You Think: Around the World On the Trip of My (Mother’s) Lifetime about the year she spent traveling around the world, fulfilling many of her mother’s unmet wishes as she was dying of […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Openmargin Hopes to Be More Than Social E-Reading

Notes in the margins of ebooks could be the next platform for social interaction. At least that's what Amsterdam-based Openmargin is hoping. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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*Openmargin Hopes to Be More Than Social E-Reading

Notes in the margins of ebooks could be the next platform for social interaction. At least that's what Amsterdam-based *openmargin is hoping. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-11-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booked Up 'encourages more reading'

Booked Up, the government-funded programme that gives a free book to Year 7 pupils, has found... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pullman and Díaz to reveal reads for Yale

Yale University Press will be nosing around authors' bookshelves with the publication of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Subtext Livens Up Ebooks With Author Commentary and Social Reading

A new social reading app called Subtext today launches on the iPad with a selection of books laden with annotations from authors and researchers. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-10-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading for pleasure kicks in

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 08:05 The Government emphasis on reading for pleasure could be behind an uplift in sales to school libraries, claims bookseller Marilyn Brocklehurst of the Norfolk Children's Book Centre. She said: "The pronouncements by the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Whole Lot of Reading Going On

In 1999 San Francisco authors/journalists Jane Ganahl and Jack Boulware mused over drinks about getting together a bunch of authors for a big reading. They tapped Phil Bronstein, the editor of the San Francisco Examiner, to foot the $300 bill for 25 authors to read in Golden Gate Park for what... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle Fire and the Future of E-reading

What better place to be the day after Amazon unveiled its $199 Kindle Fire tablet (plus three Kindle models starting at $79) than a conference on e-readers? Long scheduled for September 29 and 30 in San Francisco, Intertech’s two-day eReaders 2011 conference offered an even better platform than... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vintage launches 'deep-reading' collection

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:45 Zadie Smith, Jeanette Winterson, Blake Morrison and Mark Haddon are among the big names contributing to a Vintage essay collection described as a "mission statement about the paramount importance of reading to our quality of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Number of Americans reading ebooks doubles

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:05 The number of Americans using an ebook reader has almost doubled during the last 12 months, according to a new survery. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading scheme axed due to school spending cuts

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 19/09/2011 - 09:39 A primary schools project that has helped thousands of struggling young pupils to read is being axed by the government, according to the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT). The Reading Recovery Project involves... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Huntingdon tops Amazon's 'most well-read' list

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 05/09/2011 - 08:10 People in Huntingdon and Cambridge buy the most books of any town or city in the UK, according to a list compiled by Amazon from its print and Kindle sales since the start of the year. Towns in Kent, Wiltshire and West Sussex... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Readmill Aims to Make Digital Reading Social

As ebooks become popular, there are increasing opportunities to share and personalize the digital reading experience. That's where the upcoming Readmill iPad app and social network come in. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-09-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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One in six children doesn't read a book a month

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 22/08/2011 - 15:18 One in six children do not read a single book per month, according to a new survey by the National Literacy Trust. The research suggested the United Kingdom is polarised between those who do not read and the one in 10 children... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Reader's Digest' Wants Your Life Story in 150 Words or Less

Oh boy, do I have a contest for you long-winded Facebookers and personal bloggers. It's called, "Your Life: The Reader's Digest Version." The venerable magazine is willing to shell out $25,000 if you can keep The Story of You to a crisp and compelling 150 words (words, not characters—this isn't... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2011-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Real Apple iPad Killer App? Reading

Steve Jobs was wrong. People love to read on the iPad. Let’s hope newspaper publishers don’t ruin it for everyone. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2011-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AppWatch : A Look at What Publishers are Launching in the Mobile Space

Move Over Rubik's Cube ... There's a New, Addicting Puzzle in Town App: Esquire's Hardest Puzzle Ever Produced by: Esquire magazine (Hearst) Price: First level and sponsor level are free; next four levels cost $4.99 (total) to... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2011-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What Booksellers Want

Much has been made about the importance of bricks-and-mortar bookstores as showrooms, places that will help prevent the book business from going the way of the music industry as the sales of digital books grow. But hundreds of showrooms and thousands of square feet of book retail space are about... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-08-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AOL Delivering Personalized News to the iPad

In an early teaser video for AOL’s new digital magazine, the project's lead director puckishly called it “the app for when you crap.” But make no doubt about it, AOL's iPad app Editions which launches this week, wants to be your personalized, daily reader for the bathroom, bedroom, and anywhere... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2011-08-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Full-metal dust jackets and wi-fi in uni's space-age library

WHILE many university libraries are tossing out books that haven't been borrowed for a while, Macquarie University has unveiled a completely new library with a revolutionary storage and retrieval system, and a new design adapted to the demands of modern students. Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

[ The Sydney Morning Herald | 2011-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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