Paying to Browse?


The link below is to an article that takes a look at paying a fee to browse physical bookshops/bookstores. Would you do so?

For more visit:
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/should-we-pay-to-enter-bookstores

Google Play Books’ new reading mode lets you browse and skim nonfiction ebooks faster


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The digital format works a lot better for some kinds of books than others. For straight-text fiction, it’s perfect — as evidenced by 2013 sales figures showing that ebooks now account for nearly 40 percent of adult fiction sales. When it comes to nonfiction, though — cookbooks, atlases, travel guides and so on — ebooks haven’t done as well.

Now [company]Google[/company] is taking a small step to change that: On Thursday the company announced a new nonfiction reading mode for its Google Play Books app. The new feature, which is only available on Android for now, “lets you easily skim an entire book, browse all your notes and highlights, and quickly jump back and forth between different spots.” So, for example, a user could jump between recipes in a cookbook “using new quick bookmarks” or use “skim mode” to browse through a travel guide.

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Website: Librophile


If you like listening to books (audio books), then librophile could be just the place for you. At librophile you can browse, listen and download audiobooks and ebooks.

For more visit:
http://www.librophile.com/

DailyLit: Read Books Via Email


If you like to read but have limited time to find a book to read, perhaps DailyLit could be the answer you’re looking for. Simply put, DailyLit sends you books to read via email.

Go to the DailyLit site and set up a profile, which doesn’t take long to do. You can then browse the book list and select the book you would like to read. You then set how often you would like to receive a portion of the book via email. Once you confirm that you want to receive the book via email, DailyLit will begin sending you portions of the book to read according to the settings you have set.

For more visit:
http://www.dailylit.com/