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Confused By the Mysterious World of Children's Digital Books?

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

A body of research concerned with e-books on laptops and PCs shows that high quality e-books can support children's vocabulary, story comprehension and word reading. However, e-books and digital books on tablets with many hotspots and multimedia features which do not correspond to the narrative can diminish children's story comprehension and vocabulary.

12 Reasons to Cheat With an E-Book

Kim Chambers | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Kim Chambers

In spite of the threat to my IQ and sleep quota, I've shed all guilt of cheating on print books. I'm afraid that e-books are here to stay and I suspect eventually a large number of us will also ditch print in favour of e-books. Here's why I've converted.

Print Books: Still Winning

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

The dominant narrative around books is that print is dead, and e-books are king. Not true. New data from the UK and US shows that print is provi...

What's It All About, Amazon? A Beginner's Guide to Kindle Publishing

Alex Mae | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alex Mae

If you're a debut author and not exactly awash with cash (like me), it's tempting to ask your friend's brother/sister/cousin who has a bit of experience with Photoshop to whip something up for you - but I'd avoid this. I worked with a graphic designer on mine and in the end we went for something fairly simple but striking

E-Book Versus Paperback: The Threat to Traditional Publishing That No Author Can Ignore

Stephanie J Hale | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephanie J Hale

Personally, I love to have a glossy book that I can flick through. I've always enjoyed browsing in bookstores. Yet I confess that I also like the 24/7 accessibility of e-books, the speed, the instant access, the lack of clutter in my home.

Love Your Literature

Robyn Harris | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robyn Harris

These are things that a tablet or an e-reader can't offer you. You can't feel pixels. Read a book, for Christ sake. You'll learn a lot more than just from the words it displays, I promise.

You Can Be a Word Power

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

In the world of words and ideas the diminutive SMS (short message service) can be called the amoeba of new age text. When the god of technology created the virtual world, the SMS found the ideal forum for regeneration and reproduction. It gave birth to what we now know as tweets and blogs. It was only a matter of time before the e-book too was born.

Slow Metabolism in Times of Fast Food: The State of the Book

Ewa Zubek | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Ewa Zubek

I recently read a fascinating article by John Seed, cleverly entitled 'An Alluring Woman with Fries and McDonaldization in Art'. Among other things, John noted that a McDonaldised culture - one that focuses on efficiency and so becomes predictable - may be upon us.

Therapeutic Writing

Elaine Benton | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Insomnia, being one of Parkinson's common symptoms, I found hours during the middle of the night were perfect for writing; in peace and quiet, uninterrupted by phones or distracted by family. I would sit at the kitchen table writing from my very soul, and found it therapeutic expressing my feelings and seeing them in print. I believe writing helped me come to terms with my diagnosis.

Downloads, E-Books and Computer Games Still Seen as Second Best to Old World Retail

Martin Newman | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech
Martin Newman

Despite the growth of online markets and digital applications the mark of success is still "getting off" the Internet and into "the real world" a gathering of publishers and tech start-ups has been told.

E-Books Edge Ahead Of Paperbacks On UK Holidays

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 28.09.2012 | Home

People are putting paperbacks aside on holiday and reaching for e-books instead, according to a survey. E-reading devices such as the Kindle are no...

Sainsbury's To Take On Amazon In E-Book Battle

PA | Posted 12.08.2012 | Home

Sainsbury's has launched itself into the e-book market with a deal to buy HMV's stake in online digital book retailer Anobii. The UK's third larges...

Authors: Promoting Your Free Book Promo

Reno Charlton | Posted 28.07.2012 | Home
Reno Charlton

Whilst the big publishing houses have all the resources they need to publicise the authors they have on their books, indie authors have to do all this by themselves, drawing on various tools and resources to help them along the way.

LG Flexible Plastic E-Paper Display Coming To The UK In April

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Tech

It bends, it flexes and displays your daily digest. LG's astounding flexible electronic paper display (EPD) will arrive at the beginning of April. ...

Here's How the Big Publishers Could Kill-Off E-Books

Endeavour Press | Posted 18.05.2012 | Home
Endeavour Press

The one story that brings home to me just how much the publishing landscape is being changed is that the next Encyclopaedia Britannica will only be published in a digital format.

Why We Need to Lobby to Save Our Libraries

Tim Coates | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Politics
Tim Coates

Today hundreds of people will march on Parliament to protest the closure and diminished service of their public libraries all over the country. Public officials simply do not understand why libraries are important - and that is because they are all of an age and an income which, for some reason, makes them believe that libraries are a thing of the ancient past.

Falling Back in Love With Reading

Sarah Pylas | Posted 25.04.2012 | Home
Sarah Pylas

Like most pregnant women, I had envisioned my maternity leave being the time when I would finally get round to reading all those classics gathering dust on our bookshelf. I even thought I might have a bit of time to write a book of my own! Oh, how naïve I was...

Thrillers Can Now Be Written In Real-Time Thinking

Endeavour Press | Posted 24.04.2012 | Home
Endeavour Press

The Kindle and other e-reading device are a huge opportunity for writers. But they are not just about new ways of distributing our work to readers - although that is what most writers have concentrated on so far. They are also an opportunity to tell stories in a new way.

Two Good Reasons To Be Grateful For E-Books

Harry Freedman | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Harry Freedman

Sales of Amazon's new Kindle Fire are predicted to reach 5 million by the end of 2011. That's pretty remarkable, given that it was only launched six weeks ago. It's not just good news for Amazon. A whole army of independent book publishers are in line to benefit.

Wanna be a Kindle Millionnaire?

Judy Jackson | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Judy Jackson

A self-published fantasy writer has become an e-book phenomenon, earning $2 million. So what hope is there for the rest of us unknown writers?

What's Revolutionary About E-Books?

Matthew Crockatt | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Matthew Crockatt

It has taken developers 40 years to come up with a way of reading electronically that people enjoy. In the end they had to make the experience as close to that of reading a printed book as possible. People have an emotional relationship to the way they read.

Should Single Short Stories Be Sold Or Given Away Online?

Matthew Crockatt | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK
Matthew Crockatt

If you were in a bookshop and picked up a collection by Alice Munro it would cost nothing for you to read a story to see if you liked her work. If you did you would then go to the till and purchase the entire collection.