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August 19, 2014
The haptic and tactile feedback of a Kindle does not provide the same support for mental reconstruction of a story as a print pocket book does.
Researchers at Norway’s Stavanger University say that you’re less likely to remember stuff reading it from a Kindle than you are a book, and the fact that you don’t have to turn the page may be part of the reason.
13:41 // 2 months ago
December 14, 2013
Ever wanted to get up-close with a Gutenberg Bible? Well, now you can. The Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project has scanned one of these 550-year-old texts in, with great detail. Check out the letters. (ht Hacker News)

Ever wanted to get up-close with a Gutenberg Bible? Well, now you can. The Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project has scanned one of these 550-year-old texts in, with great detail. Check out the letters. (ht Hacker News)

8:08 // 10 months ago
November 1, 2013
nprfreshair:

nprbooks:

Paris is known and loved for its independent bookstores full of rare, dog-eared novels and cozy nooks ripe for l’amour. But how have so many of them survived while their U.S. equivalents crumble under the ubiquity of Amazon and big box bookstores?
Eleanor Beardsley, reporting for All Things Considered, says French law may be responsible: Book discounts of more than 5 percent are illegal and a new bill, pending Senate approval, would prevent Amazon from offering both a discount and free shipping.
For more on how the book industry has changed since the days of You’ve Got Mail, you can read or listen to the full story here.
(Photo: Christine Zenino/Flickr)

Will discounts on Amazon be the end of the independent bookstores? Hear more about Amazon’s business strategy here.

The killer of free market innovation is regulation. This situation shows two economic forces fighting against one another. Which one’s better and which one’s worse?

nprfreshair:

nprbooks:

Paris is known and loved for its independent bookstores full of rare, dog-eared novels and cozy nooks ripe for l’amour. But how have so many of them survived while their U.S. equivalents crumble under the ubiquity of Amazon and big box bookstores?

Eleanor Beardsley, reporting for All Things Considered, says French law may be responsible: Book discounts of more than 5 percent are illegal and a new bill, pending Senate approval, would prevent Amazon from offering both a discount and free shipping.

For more on how the book industry has changed since the days of You’ve Got Mail, you can read or listen to the full story here.

(Photo: Christine Zenino/Flickr)

Will discounts on Amazon be the end of the independent bookstores? Hear more about Amazon’s business strategy here.

The killer of free market innovation is regulation. This situation shows two economic forces fighting against one another. Which one’s better and which one’s worse?

12:46 // 11 months ago
September 15, 2013
You cannot crowdsource a quality education for the students of Philadelphia. More importantly, you cannot crowdsource teachers and counselors. It is shameful to ask the parents, students, and teachers, who have already given up so much, to donate to the institution of public education. It is the job of the Mayor to get money from Governor Corbett who, by the way, is building 2 new prisons at the expense of $400 million. Additionally, Corbett is withholding the much needed $45 million in federal money owed to Philadelphia school system until more concessions can be won from the teacher’s union.
Philadelphia Student Union, commenting on the new crowdsourcing campaign that is forcing Philly schools to fundraise for textbooks & other supplies. 
19:10 // 1 year ago
August 25, 2013
In case your copy of ”The Catcher in the Rye” is getting worn-out and you’re looking for something new to read, it may interest you to know that J.D. Salinger, who died in 2010, has as many as five books that his estate is planning to release starting in 2015, according to claims in a new documentary and biography on the reclusive author.

In case your copy of ”The Catcher in the Rye” is getting worn-out and you’re looking for something new to read, it may interest you to know that J.D. Salinger, who died in 2010, has as many as five books that his estate is planning to release starting in 2015, according to claims in a new documentary and biography on the reclusive author.

0:51 // 1 year ago
April 29, 2013
thehedrick:

After a lot of delay, I’m proud to announce the big news you’ve all been waiting for…The Thought Catalog e-book reissue of my book is now available!!Isn’t that cover sick?Anyway if you feel so inclined to buy it (only $2.99 btw), it’s available at Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00CEGR4FWApple iBookstore: http://bit.ly/12etgRyor Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/Yi0rI7
Hopefully this’ll make me a little scratch, I’m not expecting a lot but wouldn’t it be awesome if I could actually make a living doing this stuff? 
Also, if you guys wanna share this, well, I’d like that. Thanks Tumblr!!

Our pal is selling a book … Read more about it above.

thehedrick:

After a lot of delay, I’m proud to announce the big news you’ve all been waiting for…

The Thought Catalog e-book reissue of my book is now available!!

Isn’t that cover sick?

Anyway if you feel so inclined to buy it (only $2.99 btw), it’s available at Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00CEGR4FW
Apple iBookstore: http://bit.ly/12etgRy
or Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/Yi0rI7

Hopefully this’ll make me a little scratch, I’m not expecting a lot but wouldn’t it be awesome if I could actually make a living doing this stuff? 


Also, if you guys wanna share this, well, I’d like that. 

Thanks Tumblr!!

Our pal is selling a book … Read more about it above.

(via thehedrick-deactivated20140507)

21:02 // 1 year ago
January 20, 2013
17:29 // 1 year ago
September 24, 2012
Stick To Movies: Arnold Schwarzenegger is promoting a new book which reveals details of his affair, with former housekeeper Mildred Baena, and fathering of a child outside of his marriage to Maria Shriver. As if you needed any other reason to avoid this book, besides its author and apparent contents, Schwarzenegger’s new book is called “Total Recall”. Here’s hoping it does better than the recently released reboot. source

Stick To Movies: Arnold Schwarzenegger is promoting a new book which reveals details of his affair, with former housekeeper Mildred Baena, and fathering of a child outside of his marriage to Maria Shriver. As if you needed any other reason to avoid this book, besides its author and apparent contents, Schwarzenegger’s new book is called “Total Recall”. Here’s hoping it does better than the recently released reboot. source

19:19 // 2 years ago
September 19, 2012

Stephen King finally announced The Shining sequel’s release date

  • 1977 The Shining was released, telling the story of the Torrance family, who recently relocated to Colorado so father Jack Torrance could act as caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. Needless to say, things do not go well, people die, and fans were left with unanswered questions for 36 years.
  • 2013 Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, will be released on September 24. The novel will tell the story of a now middle-aged Danny Torrance, Jack’s son from The Shining, and his new life in a small New Hampshire town. source
14:19 // 2 years ago
August 30, 2012
We worked to get you information as quickly as possible following the raid, and as more debriefings happened — debriefings of the special operators involved in the mission as well as others – some of the initial information turned out to be incomplete. We acknowledged that at the time….Again, as far as this individual’s account, it’s one individual’s account, and I just can’t comment on it.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney • Responding to questions about the account of the raid that led to Osama bin Laden’s death, which appears in the upcoming book “No Easy Day.” Carney also told reporters that he’d not yet read the book, and therefore could not speak personally on why author Mark Owen’s story doesn’t line up with the official one released by the White House. For those in search of answers, he recommended that questions on the matter be directed to the Pentagon and/or Department of Justice. source (viafollow)
17:14 // 2 years ago