An Ebook Survey


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Ebook Reading on Smartphones


The link below is to an article that looks at the rise of ebook reading on smartphones – which frankly isn’t for me. I’m happy with my Kindle, though I wouldn’t be upset with a tablet either (which I don’t actually have at the moment). A phone is just too small for me.

For more visit:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-of-phone-reading-1439398395

Colouring Books for Adults?


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the latest trend of colouring books for adults.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/aug/17/coloring-books-adults-therapists-opinions

Showrooming Equals Shoplifting?


Showrooming is the practice of browsing a bricks & mortar store (in this case a bookshop/bookstore), selecting what you are after and then buying it later online. An article linked to below likens this to shoplifting – what do you think? Please vote via the poll below.

New Poll: Most Americans Read Ebooks


The link below is to an article reporting on the findings of a poll that has found that the majority of Americans now read ebooks.

For more visit:
http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/new-poll-finds-majority-of-americans-read-ebooks/

Privacy Stupidity: Enter the Compuglove


I have posted about some weird things in the past, but none of them compare to this (from what I remember) – enter the Compuglove. This has to be seen to be believed. 

For more visit:
http://www.teleread.com/accessories/sock-it-to-me-for-complete-ereader-privacy-with-compuglove/

Article: Do Readers Owe Authors?


The link below is to an article that looks at the question of whether readers owe authors anything or not. I owe authors what it costs to bye their books/ebooks and that’s about it. Whatever I owed them has been paid for through the sales price of the book – I think that is the point of paying for a book. Any author that thinks more is owed than that has an inflated opinion of who they are. 

Sure, readers may become fans of writers and admire certain authors, which I think is a totally different kettle of fish. I am a fan of a good number of authors and admire a number of them, but I don’t believe I owe them anything.

What do you think? Please respond to the poll I’ll post on this issue and/or leave your additional thoughts in the comments on that post. Look forward to hearing the responses.

For more visit:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/04/11/readers-dont-owe-authors-diddly-squat/