Kobo launches Vox, ‘the first … (thenextweb.com)

Kobo launches Vox, ‘the first social eBook reader’, with Facebook integration http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2011/10/19/kobo-launches-vox-the-first-social-ebook-reader-with-facebook-integration/?awesm=tnw.to_1BRwj   When I came across this news I couldn’t resist to grin. In the last F8 Mark Zuckeberg seemed like a child learning to put verbs into his

Digital Writing and Pedagogy: How Do We Teach, What Do We Teach by Matt Hayler

I was lucky enough today to speak at a conference on Teaching Digital Writing, run by the Higher Education Academy’s English Subject Centre. What follows is that talk in full, and it draws on a number of concerns which are central to this blog: the implications of digitisation, the resistance to digital books, and the […]

Chinese survey on reading – newspapers down, digital reading up

According to the Global Times, the 7th annual National Reading Survey canvassed 29 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and covered over 19,000 readers.
It round that newspaper reading declined 15.6 percent and paperback reading declined as well.
24.6 percent of the respondents had read digital books and 91 percent of them said that they would not […]

Obooko website – for new authors to test the water

I got this email from Tony Stanton of Obooko and thought it was worth reproducing in part:
obooko is a new (we started November 2009) website devoted to giving new writers the opportunity to test-the-water before committing to print. And for established authors to promote their work.
The idea is that new writers self-publish and gain experience […]