Instapaper Premium Now Free

The links below are to articles reporting on Instapaper ‘premium’ now being free for all users.

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How long to Read …

The link below is to an article that looks at the web app, ‘How long To read This.’

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Book Recommendation Platforms

The link below is to an article that lists the top book recommendations platforms.

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Instapaper Updated

The link below is to an article that takes a look at the recently updated web application ‘Instapaper.’ This is a great app that I use myself.

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NewsToEbook: Turns Feeds Into Ebooks

The link below is to an article that takes a look at NewsToEbook, a web application that turns your news feed into an ebook.

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Stumblary – the StumbleUpon for Ebooks?

The link below is to an article that takes a look at Stumblary, which is a web application that seeks to be the StumbleUpon for ebooks – it has a way to go.

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Will the Digg Effect make a comeback?


During the latter half of the naughties (2000s), Digg was one of the premier destinations on the web. If your story ended up on the front page of Digg, then you were rewarded by hundreds of thousands of page views, quite a bounty considering publishers big and small made (and still make money) for page-view based advertising. The traffic bump came to be known as the Digg effect (much like being Slashdotted.) Digg, obviously fell on hard times and it was just over a year ago, it was acquired by New York-based technology and media company, Betaworks.


John Borthwick, chief executive of Betaworks, had a plan  — Digg still was a good brand and was an ideal vehicle for his vision of a social-data powered recommendation service and news reader. The early attempt at that social news reader,, hadn’t really gone anywhere and they were ready to shut it…

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Where to find your next read: Book recommendation sites you should know about


Looking for new books to add to your summer reading list? You probably already know to check sources like Goodreads and the New York Times book reviews, but that’s not always enough. Here are a few of my favorite non-obvious sources for online book recommendations.

Shelf Awareness for Readers

This free, twice-weekly email newsletter from book trade publication Shelf Awareness launched in 2011 and is still one of my favorite places to learn about new books. The newsletter comes out on Tuesdays and Fridays (or you can read it online) and in each issue, independent booksellers and reviewers recommend 25 books that have just hit stores. While some bestsellers from big authors are included, plenty of books from small presses and debut authors are also included, making this a good place to learn about books you probably wouldn’t have heard of otherwise.

Publishers Lunch Bookateria

Bookateria, which launched…

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