Morning Roundup: Amazon launches Kindle MatchBook; Txtr Beagle discontinued; more
September 3, 2013 | 9:23 am
By Joanna Cabot
Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program (New York Times)
For most readers, print and electronic books are an either-or proposition. There just isn’t a compelling reason to buy both editions of one book, at least not at full price. Amazon is about to test how much appetite there is for combined print-and-digital book purchases if it cuts the price of Kindle books to less than that of a Starbucks latte.
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Txtr Beagle Has Been Discontinued (The Digital Reader)
The German ebook company txtr has never had much luck with hardware. Their first ereader, the aptly named and innovative txtr Reader, never overcame production and cost issues. It kept being delayed due to production issues and by the time it was ready in late 2010 its price ($400) kept it off the market.
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The Uncomfortable Truth About Personalized Teaching (GigaOM)
There doesn’t need to be a fight between teaching and technology in the classroom. The right combination of the two can deliver personalized learning to improve kids’ understanding and enable success.
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I Always Forget How Much I Love Poetry (Book Riot)
The summer before I went off to college I took a class on 20th Century British Lit at my local university. My professor, who exposed me to still favorites W.B. Yeats and Philip Larkin, said, during our first class, “Poetry is for times of joy and for times of trouble, it’s for times when you can’t find your own words, or when your own words won’t do.”
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Kindle Daily Deals: “Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile” by Bill Willingham (and) “Mother Earth Father Sky” by Sue Harrison (and 2 others)