Friday, December 26, 2008

Weekend Reading

The weekend is almost here and we bring you a few articles to browse through this weekend.

E-Books are the new trend and they are here to stay. We have often talked about this trend on this blog and if you missed those posts, just key in "e-books" in our search bar and take a look at all the articles that have been tracking this trend.

Our first article is about the increasing use of e-books and what the future has in store for them. Read "Turning Page, E-Books Start to Take Hold"
“E-books will become the go-to-first format for an ever-expanding group of readers who are newly discovering how much they enjoy reading books on a screen,” said Markus Dohle, chief executive of Random House, the world’s largest publisher of consumer books.
So, maybe you still aren't too excited about using the latest Kindle, the Sony Reader or any other e-book reader available. But would you be interested in receiving short bits of a novel in your email on a daily basis? Probably something just enough to keep you engaged while you take a five minute break at work. Or something to read on your way back home while you are stuck in traffic. How so? Read this article to learn more.
To use the site, you choose a novel from DailyLit’s catalog of over 1300 novels, many of which are free. Each book is broken up into dozens (or hundreds, depending on the length) of installments, each of which is supposed to take around 5 minutes to read. You can tell the site exactly what time you’d like to receive each update, which can be sent either via Email or in an RSS feed, and how many chunks you’d like to receive at a time.
Talking about these emerging trends, it certainly is interesting to note that certain vendors offering these services are now taking on the role of sifting through reading material and deciding what we can or cannot read. Read this to understand how and why certain novels may not be available to you.

Moving on....

Rare books and manuscripts from Yale on Flickr

And the Christmas spirit lingers on! We found a post on the papertigers blog about a Book Tree.

Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays!

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