TOC – Literary Reviewing in the Digital Age

February 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

Literary Reviewing in the Digital Age Panelists:  Bethanne Patrick, Book Maven Media, (Moderator), Bob Carlton, Kirkus Reviews, Ron Charles, Washington Post, Sarah Weinman, Publishers Marketplace Some of the questions addressed in the discussion were:  What are the biggest challenges to literary reviewing?   So many books, so many critics – how do readers sort through […]

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Hybrid books – article in Washington Post

December 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Interesting article in the Washington Post on hybrid books – books which contain print, video, links, and other multisensory features.  The article is As books go beyond printed page to multisensory experience – what about reading? Loss of creativity/imagination is a recurring thought in the article and subsequent comments.   Vooks, as they are called, […]

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Kindle DX – Text to Speech

May 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

An abledbody news article last week discusses the new Kindle DX and it’s text-to-speech program that will read a book aloud.  According to the abledbody article, the Kindle does not go far enough to provide an accessible player to persons with disabilities.  The eBook menus and controls are not audio accessible, limiting access to those […]

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