Should boys read boys?

Is it really true that boys want to read books about boys, written by men? Or is this narcissism and sexism of the saddest, most damaging kind? Night School author CJ Daugherty makes the case that books should be gender free. What do you think? Join the discussion on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks, on our Teen Facebook page or by emailing [email protected] boys read books written by women? Believe it or not, a heated argument is now underway among those who write and publish books for young adults. It seems some believe the teen genre has become too girl-centric. They are actively campaigning for more male editors and writers to create books boys will like.This debate has been very handy for raising the public profiles of a few male writers. But let's assume that's not what this is all about. If I'm honest, my first reaction to all of this was to swing wildly. I thought we'd got past this years ago. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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20 Percent of Americans Say They're Reading eBooks

One in five Americans say they've read an ebook in the last year, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. Those numbers come from a late January survey, they're up sharply from a December 2011 survey. Pew says the jump coincides with a jump in... Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2012-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book revolution: We're reading more than ever

A study by the Pew Internet Project finds that consumers who use e-readers are buying more books. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tablet Reading Apps Zite, Pulse Strike Publisher Deals

More tablet experimentation from publishers, this time via reading apps Pulse and Zite. Zite, which already offered readers excerpts from Bonnier's Popular Science magazine, will now be doing that with 20 other Bonnier titles. And Pulse will be bring content from 8 publishers, including Venture... Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2012-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What To Read On Your New iPad: Fast Company's Retina-Optimized Mark Zuckerberg Cover Story!

The April 2012 issue of Fast Company is now available on the iTunes Store, and it's optimized for reading on the new iPad. The image below shows how much sharper the type looks when viewed on the new iPad with the Retina display. The images are in high definition, too, rasterized at four times... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2012-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What He's Reading: Hearst Magazines' David Carey

As president of Hearst Magazines, David Carey devotes most of his reading time to Hearst's 20 titles. He also finds time for personal favorites from other publishers, including Hemmings Motor News (Mr. Carey is a classic-cars buff) and The New Yorker, where he served as publisher. “It's more fun... Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2012-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: 'Reading for My Life,' essays by John Leonard

This is a brilliant collection of writings on politics, social and cultural engagement and literary life.Reading for My Life Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Read Fast Company Magazine On Your iPad

Fast Company is now available to read on your iPad.Starting with the March 2012 issue, Fast Company is offering a digital version of each month's print issue on the iTunes App Store and Newsstand. This is first and foremost a way to read the complete magazine on your iPad, but it also includes... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2012-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Making ebooks even more kid-friendly: the Storia reading app from Scholastic

Scholastic's Storia reading app includes many children's titles previously unavailable in ebook format Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Drag; Drop; Read: Apple's New iBooks Author Format

In early January, Apple released iBooks Author, a groundbreaking drag-and-drop ebook authoring environment that promises to democratize the production of complex, structured books, notably including textbooks. But iBooks Author could also presage something else: the eclipse of open ebook standards. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nokia announces Nokia Reading at MWC 2012, brings content together, makes it available offline

Among the many goodies Nokia unveiled in its presser at MWC 2012 is a new hub for consuming your favorite written content. Called Nokia Reading, it brings your news feeds, ebooks, and audio books together in a unified, digital magazine-like format that can be accessed on- or offline. The app... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gale departs Quick Reads

Literacy charity Quick Reads is to recruit a new project director following Kathy Gale’s... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mirror launches year-long reading campaign

The Daily Mirror is to run a We Love Reading campaign, backed by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency to cheer up readers

The Reading Agency is to launch a Mood-boosting Books campaign, teaming up with Vintage and its... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-01-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mullin returning champion in MPs' must-read list

The third volume of Chris Mullin's memoirs, A Walk-On Part (Profile Books), has been named... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-22 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 | 2011-11-19 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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