The book reads like a picture book written as a Christmas present from the Google Chrome team to its children, and in fact it is: the collective Chrome team is the book’s author, and we — the users — are their children.
Display Search, a global market research and consulting firm, forecasts China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest e-reader market before 2015, by virtue of the country’s large population.
The photographer told her, “We need to tease her hair. I want glitter. Lots of glitter, and the clothes will have to go.” She replied, “You want me to be naked?” The photographer ignored her. “I see swaths of tulle billowing out behind her and hanging in the tree branches like a morning mist,” he said. So she took her clothes off and was sprayed with glitter while she thought to herself, Did John Irving ever have to do this? As he snapped away, the photographer called out to her, “You’re a wood nymph! Yes, you’re a wood nymph! You’re an ethereal spirit. You’re an incarnation of the sky. You’re real yet you’re not real at all.”
With the growing popularity of tablet PCs and e-book readers, and the parallel growth in the e-book market, the National Diet Library has opened hearings with publishing industry groups on building a system for the collection of electronic materials.
“There’s something wonderful about reading the books of the past and realizing that the problems are still the same, because it means that if we survived them then, then we can survive them now. It gives you hope for your own life and your own future, in an unexpected sense. Things may not get any better. But they never have been.”—
Caille on “Why everyone should read the great books”
“I’ve always loved books, all my life. When I was a clerk at Scribner’s bookstore I dreamed of having a book of my own, of writing one that I could put on the shelf. When I would have to unpack and put up the National Book Award winners I used to wonder what it would feel like to be a National Book Award winner, so thank you for letting me find out. And please, publishers: there is nothing more beautiful than the book. The paper, the font, the cloth. Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please never abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.”—Patti Smith, accepting the National Book Award (via mallory-moon)
“Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.”—
— Jeanette Winterson
Ms. Winterson explains a very big reason as to why print can never die. Or at least I like to think it’s a big reason.
Unlike last year when prices were high and selection was low, eReaders are looking to be a hot gift item this holiday season. With the Kindle and the Kobo at $139 and the new Nook Color at $249, among a handful of other eReaders on the market…
Do you plan on giving someone special an eReader this year? Do you have an eReader on your wish list?
Full Disclosure: I returned my eReader (the Velocity Micro Cruz). I hated it. Actually, I returned two of them. Neither of them worked. At all.
According to government figures, there are about 7,000 publishing firms in Iran today. Even if only 1,000 of those publishers delivers five books a year for approval, that’s 5,000 books a year the censors must wade through.
Founded in 2007, Eco-Libris plants trees to offset paper consumed by the publishing industry. The company, working off the idea of ex-libris bookplate decals, creates small labels (yes, they are printed on recycled paper) to affix to books in order to indicate sufficient trees were planted to balance its printing.
Random House Inc. announced Wednesday that opening-day sales, which include preorders and represent 95 percent of accounts reporting, was the publisher’s highest for nonfiction since former President Clinton’s My Life debuted with 400,000 in 2004.
Greaves, a 47-year-old retired nurse’s aide in Pueblo, Colo., said Thursday that nearly 300 copies of his self-published e-book were sold on Amazon.com’s Kindle Store in the past day, prior to its disappearance from the site. He said he also received more than 3,000 complaints about the $4.79 e-book, which seeks to make “pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them,” according to the product description that was posted while the book was available for sale.
And based on what DailyFinance has learned, store-level employees are not exactly thrilled by what executives at the company’s Ann Arbor, Mich., headquarters have cooked up just in time for the holidays: a new “customer satisfaction initiative” that promises to match the lowest price available elsewhere at a brick-and-mortar store. But busy customers should pay attention: The price matching offer carries a number of notable caveats.