Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Post Profile



Choosing and Accessing My Reading Matter

I listened to BBC Click about the future of publishing and had the idea to look at a couple of parameters in my reading habits: where I get the idea to read each book-length text, how I get hold of them and what form they take. Here's about the past year, April 2011 through March 2012 (38 books). Inspiration 45% Author I like 32% Recommendation from friend / family 13% Chance discovery 5% Publicist pitch 5% Work demands Access 34% Gift (all but two from Super Dear Reader Birger) 16% Library 10% Download (2 public domain, 1 creative commons, 1 pirated) 8% Workplace 8% Review copy 5% On-line snail mail order 5% Flea market 5% Lent by friend / family 3% Book fair 3% Urban book store 3% Anthology I participated in Form 58% Paperback 29% Hardback 10% E-book 3% Word processor manuscript Note that the single book I bought in a physical store was a copy of a friend's new book at its release party.
read more

share

App Turns Your RSS Feeds Into Mini Audio Books For Later Listening

Media / Publishing : PSFK: Media & Publishing (2 years ago)

SoundGecko lets you listen to the blogs you like rather than read them, transcribing the text into an audio file that you can access on your computer or mobile device. Read Post

Seek First to Understand

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (3 days ago)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey is one of my very favorite books. Part of Dr. Covey's message (addressed in Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood) is that people form opinions based on... Read Post

Reading Habits on the Toilet: INFOGRAPHIC

Media / Publishing : GalleyCat (5 days ago)

Do you read while you go to the bathroom? The Reader’s Edge has created an infographic called ” Reading Habits on the Toilet,” which explores the preferred habits of readers in the bathroom. Check it out: “Are you guilty of texting ... Read Post


Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC