Morning Links: What makes a real reader? Amazon Prime Instant Video to debut in UK
February 21, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
There’s No Such Thing as a Real Reader (Book Riot)
I like to imagine the first guy Gutenberg told about his press. “Movable type? Huh. I guess you’re not a Real Reader. Real Readers like that books are produced through typographic block printing. Books are supposed to be rare and full of imperfections. Every book is supposed to be different. Why are you so intent on wrecking reading?”
UN Partners with WorldReader to Give Kindles to Students in Refugee Camps (GigaOM)
Ebook and literacy nonprofit Worldreader is partnering with the UN Refugee Agency on a pilot program to give Kindle Paperwhites to 2,300 secondary school students in African refugee camps.
Amazon Prime Instant Video will Make UK Debut on Feb 26 (GoodeReader)
Amazon is all set to unleash its Prime services in the UK which will enable Britishers to avail of unlimited access to Amazon’s video library, next-day deliveries and ebooks downloads all as part of a single package that cost £79 a year.
Archie Comics Adapted into YA Novels (GalleyCat)
Archie and Betty from Archie Comics are getting their own YA book. Archie: A Rock & Roll Romance, due out next week, and Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty, due out July 16 from Archie Comics, are part of Archie Comics’ new series of young adult novels.
Kindle Daily Deals: Two Books in the Primal Series (and others)