Want to take control of your digital life? Start with reclaiming leisure time

You can’t take control of your digital life if you aren’t intentional about how you spend your time, argues Cal Newport. In his Nicomachean Ethics, compiled in the fourth century BC, Aristotle tackles a question as urgent then as it is today: How does one live a good life? The Ethics divides its answer across ten books. Much of the first nine focus on what Aristotle calls “practical virtues,” such as fulfilling your duties, or showing courage when faced with danger and injustice. But then, in the tenth and final book of the Ethics, Aristotle steps back from this gritted‐teeth heroic virtue and makes a radical turn in his argument: “The best and most pleasant life is the life of the intellect.” He concludes, “This life will also be the happiest.”Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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A day after Apple stirred up online publishers with its digital subscription plan, Google announced a service that aims to be more publisher-friendly. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital growth will put a strain on bricks & mortar, says Orion's Roche

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 07:42 Orion chief executive Peter Roche has called increasing ebook sales "welcome" but cautioned that they will put "more of a strain on bricks and mortar" bookselling. Roche was speaking to hundreds of authors, agents and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Sun and Times to include WBD vouchers

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 15:40 World Book Day will be supported by News International for the second year running, with £1 WBD book tokens to be printed in both the Times and the Sun. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Apple Unveils Digital Subscription Service

Apple has officially rolled out its long awaited subscription-model for content publishers in the App Store. Under the plan, if subscribers come to a publisher's app organically through the App store, Apple gets a 30 percent share. If the publisher brings a new or existing subscriber to the App,... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Salt launches digital romance imprint

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 15/02/2011 - 09:39 Indie publisher Salt has launched a digital imprint, Embrace Books, comprising four series of erotica and romance titles. Red Velvet is billed as "sexy, sophisticated romance", while After Dark is an "intense,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Government may take direct control of libraries

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 14/02/2011 - 08:39 The government may take direct control of libraries if councils are overzealous in closures. The Sunday Times, quoting Whitehall sources, said the government is concerned some communities, particularly rural ones, may end up... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Barbara Cartland is latest author to be wooed by digital

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Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 09/02/2011 - 07:00 Profits at Indigo Books & Music have dropped by $4.4m year-on-year in its fourth quarter. The Canadian book retailer reported profits of C$30.1m in the fourth quarter ending 1st January, down from C$34.5m in the same... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Apple Moves to Tighten Control of App Store

Sony said Apple had rejected its ebook app because it did not route book sales through Apple’s system. Continue reading at The New York Times

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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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There was no shortage of debates and discussions at last week's second annual Digital Book World, where about 1,300 members of the trade publishing industry turned out in New York to explore ways to navigate the digital transition. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Barnes & Noble Digital Newsstand Passes 650,000 Periodical Downloads

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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hodder and Stoughton buys real-life Charlotte Gray

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eBookFling Brings Digital Libraries to Kindle, Nook

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[ PC World | 2011-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The New York Times | 2011-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Paste Returns? Music Mag Acquired, Set to Relaunch as Digital Edition

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Digital Soars, Print Improves For Meredith in Second Quarter

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Morgan Entrekin, holding book, publisher at Grove/Atlantic, met with booksellers at the Winter Institute book fair last week. Continue reading at The New York Times

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