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10 magnificent minimalist GIFs by Florian de Looij

GIF: gif.flrn.nl<p>Here are some of my favorite very simple animations by artist and GIF-master Florian de Looij.<p>More from him: portfolio, and GIF …

Les applications les plus téléchargées en France en 2013

Les jeux et les applications de communication sont les grands gagnants de l’année 2013, selon un rapport d’App Annie publié le 30 janvier.<p>Dans sa …

Sur le blog : L'Alfama Patio Hostel à Lisbonne http://buff.ly/1eYVf1R #portugal Cette auberge charmante est très bien placée dans un vieux quartier de Lisbonne, l'Alfama, qui est, avec le Bairro Alto, un endroit de choix pour visiter la ville et se sentir au cœur de la vie lisboète...

Pablo Neruda interprété en stopmotion

Toute en douceur, cette vidéo d'animation ne risque pas de manquer d'admirateur. "The me Bird", s'inspire d'un texte du poète chilien Pablo Neruda et …

A Typewriter In The Grass And The Beat Generation On The Edge

I woke up Wednesday, drank some coffee, and learned (thank you, Frank Morris and <i>Morning Edition</i>) that it was the 100th anniversary of William S. Burroughs' birth. Burroughs was born in St. Louis and died in Lawrence, Kansas – improbable geographic bookends to his really out-there life.<p>But this post …

Sounds Intriguing: The World's Most Interesting Noises

Trevor Cox has heard it all. He's a professor of acoustic engineering at the University of Salford in England, and he delights in discovering unusual noises. He's also author of <i>The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World,</i> which describes some of what he's found.<p>In the book, Cox …

Discover the 2014 Waterstones children's book prize shortlist

Best Fiction for 5-12s:<p>The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (HarperCollins Children's Books)<p>In this New York Times bestseller by scriptwriter Chainani (the film of which was snapped up in a seven figure deal by Universal Pictures), two kidnapped girls are the latest in a long list of …

“Wattpad Is for Writers and Readers”

As indie authors have struggled for discovery in a sea of openly published titles, more and more tools have cropped up to help authors put their …

Prêt de livres numériques : un mandat en France pour De Marque | Direction Informatique - Actualités

De Marque établira une plateforme de prêt de livres numériques pour les bibliothèques publiques de Grenoble, en France.<p>De Marque, une entreprise de …

Vellum : un éditeur de livres numériques simplifié

<b>Vellum</b> [1.0.4 / Démo – US – OS X 10.8 – à partir de 36 €] est un outil qui permet de créer un livre numérique très simplement et sans aucune …

Kotobi.com launched, first Arab webstore for e-books - Culture

(by Virginia Di Marco).<p>(ANSAmed) ROME - Kotobi.com, the first webstore where Arabic books can be downloaded and purchased online, was launched at …

The Post-Librarian World — Annoyed Librarian

First of all, I’d like to take a moment to ask Mother Nature to let up a little. Please and thank you.<p>Now to the serious questions: when will …

Booktrack: New technolgy adds soundtrack to e-books, hopes to boost sales

With a sweeping score and life-like sound effects, Booktracks could be soundtracks of big-budget movies. But they’re not from a film. It’s from a …

Soundtracks

Little Interest in E-Textbooks Among U. of Iowa Students

An electronic textbook pilot has, once again, reported lukewarm interest among college students -- this time at the University of Iowa. Sponsored by …

How electronic publishing is changing academia for the better

<i>Oxford Scholarship Online</i> (<i>OSO</i>) launched in 2003 with 700 titles. Now, on its tenth birthday, it’s the online home of over 9,000 titles from Oxford …

Are New York Publishers Still Relevant?

For years New York publishers (also called legacy publishing or corporate publishing) were at the top of the publishing food chain. They decided which books were released and when. They created books that started pop-culture trends and, in a word, they ruled the world. But as we've evolved through …

Growing number of Americans buying e-readers, studies show

Increased <b></b>ownership of e-readers during the 2013 holiday season shed light on a growing national trend in which 50 percent of Americans now own either …

7 Tips for Creating Remarkable eBooks for B2B Online Lead Generation

Generating a steady stream of quality leads is one of the biggest challenges that B2B marketers face. With the right approach, eBooks can be an …

All-digital library a resounding success

When the school day ends, the crush begins at Bexar County BiblioTech.<p>Students fill the South Side public library each afternoon to gain free online …

We come from the future.

Shared from io9<p>Well, aside from the “being cast in a <i>Star Wars</i> movie” bit, that’s out of reach for the vast majority of us. But the rest is a …