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Seniors find e-books easier to read than the printed page, study finds
February 7, 2013 | 9:21 pm

Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz logoThe Daily Telegraph ran an interesting story yesterday about an e-book related scientific study undertaken in 2011 by the Media Convergence Research Unit at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. The study received a fair amount of media attention when it was first reported, and if you've been following the digital publishing industry for awhile, it might sound familiar. The study's purpose was to provide "a scientific basis for dispelling the widespread misconception that reading from a screen has negative effects," as Dr. Stephan Füssel, chair of the Gutenberg-Institute of Book Studies, explained it at the time. (TeleRead covered the study in October 2011.) So, why is the study back in the...

Self-published schoolgirl lands three-book publishing deal after becoming online hit
January 21, 2013 | 3:45 pm

Watch out EL James, there's a new writer out to steal your crown as a bestselling romance novelist—and she's only 17-years-old. Like the [Fifty Shades] author, Beth Reeks was snapped up by a publisher after her book was initially a hit online. Now her novel, The Kissing Booth, is set to be published in paperback, which could see the teenager propelled even higher up the bestsellers lists. Like James, Reeks' genre is romance but, befitting for her age and that of her target teen audience, she doesn't realm into the erotic. Her novel is described as a 'cool, sexy young adult romance', and is about the...