Print-on-Demand Books


The link below is to an article that takes a look at print-on-demand books.

For more visit:
http://theconversation.com/shelf-promotion-how-everyone-can-be-a-publisher-with-print-on-demand-books-30923

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How to read books from your local library on your tablet


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I’m a voracious reader, and read between 80 and 100 books a year. Obviously, this is a habit that gets expensive so I’m always looking for legal ways to still read and cut back on the spending. Until I got my iPad in 2010, I was a frequent customer of my town’s library. Once I got hooked on digital books, however, I never really went back.

Some of this is due to the fact that I live in a very small town (about 5,000 people). I often joke that there are more cows on my street than people. So, my library is very small. While we are tied into a regional network of libraries, the next closest library is still two towns over.

Thankfully, my library joined the digital age and I can check out books digitally. This is a big deal for them, since the last time I asked them if I…

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It was great having you, magazines. Let’s just say goodbye now


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The announcement came one day in 1992, when I was eight, and was momentous enough in my household that I actually answered the phone with “Tina Brown became editor of the New Yorker!”

This is seared in my mind now as one of the most cringe-worthy things I did in childhood. Yet I’m telling you about it to provide evidence that I grew up surrounded by print magazines and a belief in their importance; so that now, when I talk about my increasingly sad relationship with magazines, you’ll believe that I’m not simply dismissing them out of hand, Millennial-style.

Magazines have been an important part of my reading and regular life, but they aren’t like books, where I actually can’t imagine what both my life and the entire course of human history would look like without them. For all of the debates about publishers and Amazon and so on, I don’t…

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Not My Review: Gender, War and Conflict, by Laura Sjoberg


The link below is to a book review of ‘Gender, War and Conflict,’ by Laura Sjoberg.

For more visit:
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2014/10/07/book-review-gender-war-and-conflict-by-laura-sjoberg/