Tag Archives: E-book

Whither Goes the Travel Guidebook

The travel guidebook has been a trusty companion for travelers since ancient Rome, but the future of the print guidebook is seriously imperiled by smartphone apps and digital books. This neat infographic (see below) from the travel booking website Cheapflights … Continue reading

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Books Are My Bag

Books Are My Bag is an upcoming nationwide campaign throughout the UK celebrating books and bookshops. The collaboration among publishers, writers and bookstores—both chain and indie—is the biggest promotion for bookshops ever launched in Britain. The mission is to rally … Continue reading

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Left To Right, Top To Bottom

Some day the little video below may become a valuable instructional tool for the uninitiated, but for now it’s a witty bit of bibliophilic entertainment. “How to Read a Book” was created by university student Hilary Crommer for a Visual … Continue reading

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Is There Money In E-Books

This interesting infographic is from the folks at Write Your Novel, Now ! , which is an online writing coaching service (paid of course). The graphic is packed with lots of timely information about the recent growth in e-book publishing … Continue reading

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The Last Bookshop

The Last Bookshop is a charming short film that imagines a future time when physical books have disappeared. One day, a young boy’s digital entertainment fails, so he decides to explore abandoned areas of his town. On his wanderings, he … Continue reading

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BiblioTech…meh

San Antonio, Texas Judge Nelson Wolff is a bibliophile with a surprising mission. Even though he owns an extensive personal library, with more than 1,000 collectible first editions, the Bevar County judge and library board chair has been the torchbearer … Continue reading

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Habits Makes It Sound Disreputable

On December 20th, the Pew Research Center‘s Internet & American Life Project released a thought provoking study of “Reading habits in Different Communities” in the United States. It appears that only 78% of Americans ages 16 and older report reading … Continue reading

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Nothing Beats A Good Book

Pundits have been writing obituaries for print books and libraries for years. But a recent study by the Pew Foundation suggests that even as e-readers proliferate print books and libraries remain popular in the United States. This neat infographic demonstrates … Continue reading

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Where are the ebook readers ?

This fascinating infographic on ebook reading habits is from Hip Type, a small company that collects detailed data and demographics for authors with a plugin for ebook publishers. For the infographic, Hip Type examined the “DNA” of a successful book, … Continue reading

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The Rise of the eBook

I continue to be intrigued by clever, fact-filled infographics. So, here’s a well-researched one that explores the comparative details of the world’s main English language ebook markets. Who knew that there were more than 400 million ebook capable devices in … Continue reading

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