Archive | July, 2008

New York Times Asks ‘Online, R U Really Reading?’

In what promises to be the first article in a series called “The Future of Reading,” the New York Times this Sunday examined how a generation of readers who prefer online content to printed books may be learning differently than their parents and asks, “Is this good or bad?” The question – and some answers […]

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BTB #55: The Future of Reading Concludes With Irene McDermott

Folk wisdom says the Web is killing books, but a leading librarian and Internet-advocate has the facts: “Since the advent of the Internet, book circulation and use of libraries has gone up at least 50 to 60%. It’s fantastic. People come in, they use our books, they use our Internet connection.” Irene McDermott should know; […]

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BTB #54: The Future of Reading Continues With Deborah Kovacs

It sounds obvious enough – the future of reading depends on future readers, who are also today’s children. “All of us recognize the responsibility we have to the development of kids’ minds by ensuring that they’re readers,” says Debby Kovacs. An author, publisher, and film studio executive, she believes reading is about more than the […]

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BTB #53: The Future of Reading Continues With Ana Maria Allessi

“Authors want to be read and that’s where we start the conversation,” declares Ana Maria Allessi, the Publisher of HarperMedia as she outlines efforts to reach audiences in innovate ways such as online video. “Authors are a tremendously enthusiastic and happy to partner with us… They say we’ll do pretty much whatever you want us […]

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BTB #52: The Future of Reading with Paul Dry

“The future of reading is as assured as the future of eating,” promises publisher Paul Dry in this first of four installments from the “Beyond the Book” panel at BookExpo America 2008. “Of course, what we eat, and what we read, will be up to us and what we find nourishing.” Books and the habit […]

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