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Kindle Serials: A New (Old) Way To Read Books From Amazon Kindle Serials: A New (Old) Way To Read Books From Amazon
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Amazon had a number of new announcements today in the Kindle department. More on all of that here. One announcement that hasn’t gotten quite as much attention as Amazon’s new Kindle devices, however, may give people more of a reason …

Create Your Own Random Filth with This Fifty Shades Text Generator [NSFW] Create Your Own Random Filth with This Fifty Shades Text Generator [NSFW]

If you’ve spent any time perusing the pages of masturbatory fan fiction superhit Fifty Shades of Grey, you may have wondered how the author came up with some of erotic sequences. For your consideration, I suggest it may have been …

Amazon Looks to Gauge the Political Pulse with “Red & Blue” Book Map Amazon Looks to Gauge the Political Pulse with “Red & Blue” Book Map

If you want to get a look into the political pulse of the country based on political book purchases, Amazon’s got you covered. Today, they’ve unveiled the Amazon Election Heat Map 2012, an interactive map that allows you to see …

Barnes & Noble Takes Nook To The UK, Expanding Internationally For The First Time Barnes & Noble Takes Nook To The UK, Expanding Internationally For The First Time

Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook products to the UK this fall, the company announced today. Customers will be able to access the digital storefront via nook.co.uk, and the company will begin selling its E Ink Readers, Nook Simple …

The Hunger Games Ousts Harry Potter As Amazon’s Top Series The Hunger Games Ousts Harry Potter As Amazon’s Top Series
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Katniss Everdeen and crew have officially unseated the wizards of Hogwarts as the champions of Amazon. According to Amazon, The Hunger Games trilogy has just surpassed the Harry Potter series to become the best-selling book series of all time on …

You May Soon Be Storing Books And Music In DNA You May Soon Be Storing Books And Music In DNA
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It’s said that the printing press was one of the most influential inventions of all time. It made books cheaply available to everyone by reducing the printing process to a single machine instead of 10 monks sitting in a tower …

Now Stanley Kubrick Fans Must Own iPads Now Stanley Kubrick Fans Must Own iPads
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Actor Matthew Modine, who recently appeared in The Dark Knight Rises, but will forever be known as Private Joker from Stanley Kubrick’s classic Full Metal Jacket, wrote a book called Full Metal Jacket Diary, which was released in 2005. Now, …

Amazon Gets Into The Textbook Renting Business Amazon Gets Into The Textbook Renting Business
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Your local college textbook store now has another competitor – and it’s a big one. Amazon has just begun to allow students to rent print textbooks for what they say can be up to 70% of the sale price. I …

“Text From Dog” Gets A Book Deal “Text From Dog” Gets A Book Deal
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In the same way that a popular book is almost assuredly going to find its way into the hands of a screenwriter, a popular blog will oftentimes find itself amid a publishing deal. Sometimes, you have the trifecta, as in …

Is Social Media Hurting Our Culture? Is Social Media Hurting Our Culture?
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With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other popular social websites woven into both our personal and business lives, it is clear that society has become dependent on social media. Technology companies and marketers are, of course, advocating this dependence since it …

Congrats Alexandria, VA, You’re The Most Well-Read City In America Congrats Alexandria, VA, You’re The Most Well-Read City In America

Do you think your city is full of readers? Are your local parks full of literary warriors laying on benches an blankets, curled up with e-readers? If this scenario sounds like cultural utopia, you might want to consider moving to …

The Rising Popularity of E-Books [Infographic] The Rising Popularity of E-Books [Infographic]

I am sure you already know that e-books and e-book readers are becoming more popular everyday. Whenever somebody mentions e-books it is almost completely natural to go into the debate over which one is better. Some folks are die-hard physical …

Siri For Dummies Has The Low-Down On All Those Easter Eggs Siri For Dummies Has The Low-Down On All Those Easter Eggs

Like any woman, Siri’s heart is a vast and complex landscape that’s unable to be fully understood by a large portion of the population. But unlike a real woman’s heart, there is now a For Dummies guide to Siri. Yep, …

Lee Odden: What You Need to Know about Optimization Lee Odden: What You Need to Know about Optimization
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What is optimization? The dictionary definition, according to Merriam-Webster, optimization is:

“Ender’s Game” Reading Gets South Carolina Middle School Teacher Suspended “Ender’s Game” Reading Gets South Carolina Middle School Teacher Suspended
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A South Carolina middle school teacher has been suspended for reading selections from Orson Scott Card’s science fiction classic Ender’s Game to his students. The teacher, whose name has not been released, read selections from three books, of which Ender’s …

How the Encyclopaedia Britannica Stacks Up Against Wikipedia [Infographic] How the Encyclopaedia Britannica Stacks Up Against Wikipedia [Infographic]

I have to admit: when I wrote last week’s article about the Encyclopedia Britannica‘s going out of print, I jumped over to Wikipedia for a little bit of fact-checking. I’ve gone on record lamenting the demise of the multi-volume printed …

Hunger Games, Best Selling Kindle Series of All Time Hunger Games, Best Selling Kindle Series of All Time

Suzanne Collins is the best selling Kindle author of all time, and she is about to pad her wallet a little more when The Hunger Games movie premieres across the country next week. The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay …

Feeling Nostalgic For the Encyclopedia Britannica? [Video] Feeling Nostalgic For the Encyclopedia Britannica? [Video]

I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic these past few days, especially in light of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s recent decision to stop printing hard copies of their reference set. For years the Britannica was our “key to the information age,” whatever …

Encyclopedia Britannica to Stop Printing After 244 Years Encyclopedia Britannica to Stop Printing After 244 Years
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Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 depicts a future world in which books are no longer published, and where members of society instead receive their information in rooms with screens for walls, or falling asleep at night with little seashell radios in …

HarperCollins Pisses Off Teen Girls HarperCollins Pisses Off Teen Girls
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Teen-girl creative writing website Inkpop, owned by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. announced on its blog yesterday that it is “merging” with Figment, a competitor, effective tomorrow. What that really means is that HarperCollins is selling Inkpop. From their blog: We’re excited …

Harry Potter Heads To School Libraries Digitally Harry Potter Heads To School Libraries Digitally
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Pottermore, the online experience and home of the Harry Potter eBooks created by J.K. Rowling and partnered by Sony, announced today it has entered into an exclusive worldwide eBook and digital audiobook distribution agreement with OverDrive for public and school …