After 20 years of copyright battles, publishers have still not found a way to make the most of the potential of digital books.
When mental focus and reflection are called for, it’s time to crack open a book.
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People tend to think of digital media as entertainment, so they devote less mental effort than when they’re reading a printed book.
Lockdown life accelerated the role of digital technology in the virtual classroom, but there is still no substitute for physical books in children’s lives and learning.
Just as the printing press made books more affordable, technology could do the same thing for college textbooks today.
An English and economics professor explain why America’s college textbook industry might undergo radical change that makes books more affordable, similar to what happened in medieval times.
‘Fifty Shades’ author E.L. James, shown signing autographs, has earned a fortune from her romance novels.
Few of them are getting rich off their books but the genre is making them more money than it used to.
What else is there for her to do?
A new study shows how concerned parents of young children are about e-books.
Can we do this in every lesson?
For the first time, teachers have voted for the best ebooks to use in school.
The smartphone is rising as a reading device. What happens to the stories they’re telling?
Technology has always transformed the novel and given it new shapes to play with.
Victor Hugo famously claimed the invention of the printing press destroyed the edifice of the gothic cathedral. Others fear the internet age will eventually destroy the novel. But guess what? It won’t.
Books, bytes… and Babel?
Terry Pratchett and Jorge Luis Borges may have been the prophets of the future library.
Tablets can be a novel reading experience for parent and child.
A recent US survey commissioned by the children’s books publisher Scholastic found that 65% of 6-11 year olds prefer to read print books even when e-books are available on tablets. In the UK, a National…