Morning Roundup: Children and Books, Age of Amazon and more
October 11, 2013 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
Copyright and Open Access: The Future of Publishing (GoodeReader)
Frankfurt Book Fair has grown into an event that encompasses so much about the publishing industry, with special events focused on self-publishing and six different exhibit halls dedicated to various aspects of digital publishing.
Two Ways Digital Books Benefit Kids, Study Shows (Digital Book World)
Ebooks aren’t so bad for children after all. New research by MeeGenius and LookTracker shows that when digital books with recoded narration and highlighted words are presented to children, the kids gaze at words longer and progress through the stories slower than when they’re read to by a caregiver.
McDonald’s to Start Giving Away Interactive eBooks in November (The Digital Reader)
McDonald’s is going to be launching their annual advertising literacy program in a few weeks and this time around they’re including ebooks.
Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon: An Excerpt (Bloomberg Business)
Amazon.com rivals Wal-Mart as a store, Apple as a device maker, and IBM as a data services provider. It will rake in about $75 billion this year. For his book, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Brad Stone spoke to hundreds of current and former friends of founder Jeff Bezos. In the process, he discovered the poignant story of how Amazon became the Everything Store.
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