The Associated Press, along with leading business news outlets including the U.S. News & World Report, ran a story in late April explaining that President Barack Obama is pushing for more young people to have access to e-books. During a press conference held at a public library in one of the poorest neighborhood in Washington, DC, the nation’s capital, President Obama revealed the new plan to provide more than $250 million worth of free e-books to low-income students.
The e-book initiative is part of a larger and more comprehensive project called ConnectEd, which is intended to
Right now everyone is buzzing about the Hollywood Golden Globes and the Oscars. But did you know that the 2015 Digital Book Awards were just announced at a gala event in New York City? Every year finalists and winners are celebrated in a number of different categories that recognize innovation in electronic publishing, design, technological integration, and the end-user experience for those who love e-reading.
The Annual Awards Ceremony
Over the weekend of January 13th, 2015, the awards were handed out during a major digital publishing conference that convened at the upscale Hilton Midtown Hotel. As explained by
Many parents want to introduce their children to electronic devices, including e-readers, but they first want to gain as much understanding as possible to ensure they make wise, healthy decisions. One of the big questions is whether or not e-readers have an advantage over traditional books in terms of boosting literacy rates. Many schools are beginning to use e-readers in the classroom, for instance, while parents are downloading apps that claim to accelerate reading skills for pre-schoolers. So let’s look at some of the information that sheds light on the value of e-books for young students as compared
Do you recall the most surprising and rewarding thing that you experienced when trying out the popular e-book format for the first time on an e-reader device such as a Kindle or Nook? For most people it is the astonishingly realistic quality. They are intrigued and somewhat mystified by how much the paper and ink resembles what they see on a traditional printed page. Even the visual color and texture of the paper is crisp, clear, and comfortably viewed despite challenges like bright light that can make reading text on a computer or smart phone screen very difficult.
Let’s face it. Not everyone is a book reader, as sad as that may sound. Late last year, in fact, the Huffington Post published data showing that 28 percent of Americans had not read even one book within the past 12 months. Some studies from the publishing industry indicate that only 32 percent of the U.S. population has ever been in a bookstore.
Those who have never ventured into a bookstore may nevertheless be quite familiar with online shopping. So the good news is that a Pew Research Center study published in 2012 found that 20% of Americans