Monthly Archives: May 2010

Fictive Worlds and Real Brains: The Psychology of Reading

If you’ve ever gotten lost in a good book, you know the feeling of being transported into a different reality: Awareness of your surroundings melts away, time seems to stop, and you immerse yourself completely in the world of the … Continue reading

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At BookExpo America, Anxiety Amid the Chatter

At BookExpo America, Anxiety Amid the Chatter – NYTimes.com: As the book industry gathered for its annual convention in New York this week, it had plenty to be nervous about: the threat of piracy, the decline of brick-and-mortar stores and … Continue reading

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Business & Technology | Amazon.com’s Kindle fails first college test | Seattle Times Newspaper

Business & Technology | Amazon.com’s Kindle fails first college test | Seattle Times Newspaper: If Amazon hoped for honest feedback when it started testing the Kindle DX on college campuses last fall, it certainly got its wish; students pulled no … Continue reading

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Borders Books announces e-reader with apps for iPhone, OS X and the iPad

Borders Books announces e-reader with apps for iPhone, OS X and the iPad: Announcement (once again from The Unofficial Apple Weblog) of yet another dedicated ereader device, this one to be sold by Borders.

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A tale of two mediums: Despite the iPad, traditional books aren’t going anywhere.

A tale of two mediums: Despite the iPad, traditional books aren’t going anywhere.: Over on The Unofficial Apple Weblog, writer–and reader–Michael Grothaus compares reading a novel both in its traditional, printed format with reading it on the iPad. For his … Continue reading

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Is it creepy that Amazon is tracking most-highlighted Kindle passages?

Is it creepy that Amazon is tracking most-highlighted Kindle passages? – CSMonitor.com: In a blog for the Christian Science Monitor Rebekah Denn asks, “Do you think Amazon is invading privacy by tracking which passages readers most often highlight on their … Continue reading

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