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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.
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Coliloquy Launches Interactive E-Books That Let Readers Choose The Story

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (3 years ago)

Remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? They pioneered the idea of the book as a game, an interactive form of reading that let the reader control the direction of the story. You reached a decision point in the plot, the book prese... Read Post

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 11/28

History / US History : Civil War Memory (9 hours ago)

In the interest of full disclosure as we enter the Holiday Season, all book links on this site are to my Amazon affiliate account. I get a small cut in the form of a book credit from each purchase. Happy shopping. Sven Beckert, Empi... Read Post

Comic Books: DEVIL’S DUE PUBLISHING TAKES IT TO THE LIMIT WITH NEW COMIC SERIES BASED ON THE LIFE OF ROCK BAND HINDER

Entertainment : EclipseMagazine (6 years ago)

Devil’s Due Becomes First Comic Publisher to Offer Tour Book in Comic Form   Devil’s Due Publishing, which has long been known for their licensed books, including holding the rights for the Halloween and Chucky franchises, announced... Read Post


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