An article recently published on Book Riot describes how a man called clive Thompson recently challenged himself to read the entire book, War & Peace, on his iPhone. If you’ve ever tried to read a novel on your phone, then you’ll certainly agree, it’s pretty difficult, but it makes you think…is this inevitable? With our… Continue reading Have you ever tried to read a book off your smart phone?
Google Books is now legal…what does that mean? After a ten year law suit a federal circuit court made clear that Google Books is legal., a federal circuit court made clear that Google Books is legal. The lawsuit was filed back in 2005 by The Authors Guild, a New York based group who filed the… Continue reading Google Books is now legal
A study in the UK has found that those who read for just 20 minutes once a week are more likely to feel more satisfied with their lives.The survey of 4,164 adults, including both those who read and those who don’t, looked at the reading habits of adults who had fallen out of reading after… Continue reading Reading will make you feel more statisfied with your life, new study finds
A Norwegian study has found Kindle readers are less likely to remember key events when reading a story. The study aimed at discovering the differences in levels of understanding between Kindle readers and those who read paperback books. The study was also able to conclude that both readers performed equally well when it came to… Continue reading New study suggests Kindle readers absorb less information
Here’s our section post on some of the best sites for getting your daily fix of literature! McSweeney’s Internet Tendency A very funny website that’s a bit hard to explain exactly what it’s about. Just trust us though, it’s good. http://www.mcsweeneys.net/tendency The American Reader The American Reader is a bi-monthly literature journal, however, you can… Continue reading Our Favourite Sites (part 2)
Because readers are changing the way they read, this means authors have to change the way they promote and interact with their market. According to a new study recently conducted by Macquarie University, a large proportion of authors are changing the way their work is published or distributed (84%). Most authors listed the consumer increase… Continue reading New study shows the impact technology is having on authors
Clickbait has been a part of the internet since 2012, when online publishers found a way to create “clickable” headlines that sucked you into a vapid, superfluous article on pretty much nothing at all. However, 2015 now marks the beginning of the end for these annoying articles, as readers have figured out that these “appealing”… Continue reading Is clickbait dead? And what does this mean for literature?