Morning Roundup: Txtr to launch subscription service. eBooks vs paper and more
July 1, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Juli Monroe
Txtr to Launch a Million Title eBook Subscription Service This Summer (The Digital Reader)
Late last week txtr, the Berlin-based ebook subsidiary of 3M, pulled the covers off of Blloon, their newest service. When it launches into beta this summer, Blloon will offer readers in the US and UK a completely free reading option.
eBooks vs paper (The Financial Times)
Choosing books to take on holiday has got more difficult in recent years. Now it is a question not just of what to read but how – on paper, tablet, e-reader, or perhaps even a phone – and people have strong opinions on which is best. But is there any more to the decision than cost and convenience? On this question, the answer suggested by numerous studies into the neuroscience and psychology of reading in different formats is an emphatic yes.
US book publishers now make more money from online sales than physical stores (Engadget)
Brick-and-mortar book stores have clearly been on the decline for a while — just look at Barnes & Noble’s rocky finances. However, there’s now some tangible evidence that the pendulum has swung in favor of internet-based sales.
Things One Should Never Say to a Writer (Melanie Hatfield’s Blog)
At least there was one positive thing that came out of my unpleasant conversation with my father. It gave me the idea for this blog post, and to warn other non-writers about what not to say.
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