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Russian Censorship Is Being Intensified; Translated Work Examined

As an American author and her Russian publisher reveal, literary censorship is ongoing, and reports indicate that Moscow is increasing its …

Books

Here’s a Nifty Hack for Emailing Your Epub eBooks to Kindle Without Conversion

Amazon has offered a free ebook conversion service for as long as they have sold the Kindle. Simply email them a compatible file and they will …

Kindle

China's Online Reading Craze Is So Big It's Challenging Amazon's Kindle

To Yuwei Pan, a regular fix of Chinese novels on her smartphone makes her daily commute a pleasure. But these aren’t just normal stories. Chinese e-books are often serialized; readers wait for the latest chapters of a story, much like viewers catch up with the newest episodes of <i>Game of Thrones.</i><p>They …

China

Libreture Will Host Your eBook Library Online for £3 per Month

eBook users have any number of options for keeping their libraries in the cloud, including Dropbox and other cloud storage services.Niche cloud …

DRM

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

Сельским библиотекам Архангельской области запретили выдавать книги от Фонда Сороса

В Архангельской области из сельских библиотек убирают с полок книги, изданные при поддержке Фонда Джорджа Сороса. В России он с 2015 года признан …

ЕСПЧ рассмотрит жалобу на массовые блокировки сайтов в России

Европейский суд по правам человека (ЕСПЧ) коммуницировал жалобу директора Ассоциации интернет-издателей Владимира Харитонова. Ему не удалось …

Российские проект сохранения книг на сто тысяч лет

Архивы государственных книжных хранилищ планируют разместить на новых долговечных носителях, над этим совместным проектом трудятся сотрудники …

Инструкция: как написать идеальный шпионский роман

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Законопроект о регулировании мессенджеров скоро попадет в Госдуму

Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print

Nielsen survey finds UK ebook sales declined by 4% in 2016, the second consecutive year digital has shrunk<p>Readers committed to physical books can give a sigh of relief, as new figures reveal that ebook sales are falling while sales of paper books are growing – and the shift is being driven by …

Penguin Random House

СМИ узнали об инициативе замедлять доступ к сайтам компаний-нарушителей

Весной в законодательство могут внести поправки, позволяющие по решению суда замедлять доступ к сайтам интернет-компаний, нарушившим российский …

A Partnership to Bring Open Annotation to eBooks

Today we are announcing a partnership to bring open, collaborative, cross-platform annotation to eBooks. Together with NYU Libraries, NYU Press, …

New York University

Rendering and Reading: Three University Presses Consider the Future of Scholarly Monographs

Start managing your projects on the OSF today.<p>Free and easy to use, the Open Science Framework supports the entire research lifecycle: planning, …

Comment on The Real Reason Why eReaders Succeeded as a Disruptive Innovation in the US, but not in Japan by Taking a Page Out of Tokyo – The Book Sister

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Innovation

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone<p>Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, …

Privacy

Ukraine takes Russia to UN court over rebel funding, Crimea

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine's deputy foreign minister on Monday accused Russia of financing terrorism by shipping arms, ammunition and funds to separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine and of discriminating against non-Russians in the annexed Crimean Peninsula.<p>The charges came as a case …

Russia

Indie Bookstores an Endangered Species in the UK | The Digital Reader

Shares 16<p>There is data to show indie bookstores making a comeback in the US (for certain meanings of the words "indie" and "bookstore") but the news …

Books

Kindle Unlimited Funding Pool Increases by $1 Million as the Per-Page Royalty Drops in January 2017 | The Digital Reader

Shares 15<p>Amazon saw a better than expected jump in Kindle Unlimited usage last month.<p>The retailer reported on its support forum that the KU funding …

Edge Web Browser Reads eBooks Aloud in Latest Windows 10 Build | The Digital Reader

Shares 26<p>Microsoft has suddenly developed an acute interest in ebooks.<p>First they added support for epub ebooks to its Edge browser, and then they …

China is now the biggest producer of solar power

You probably don't think of China as a clean energy champion given its frequent problems with smog and continued dependence on coal power, but you may have to rethink your views after today. The country's National Energy Administration has revealed that its solar power production more than doubled …

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama.<p>Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, Mr. Obama sat down in the Oval Office and talked about the …

Books

Amazon to Open Bookstore in Manhattan | The Digital Reader

Shares 17<p>So that rumor last summer of an Amazon Books opening in New York City has just been proven to be about 75% true.<p>The WSJ reports that Amazon …

New York City

The Kindle Effect

Consider the metamorphosis of self-publishing. For decades it was dismissed as the desperate refuge of authors rejected by publishing houses, …

Writing

Meet the elite group of authors who sell 100 million books – or 350 million

Reading, contrary to previous reports, is not dead. In fact, it's very far from it.<p>Brazilian author Paulo Coelho has legions of readers. His …

Books

Angela Merkel and the history book that helped inform her worldview

Jürgen Osterhammel’s The Transformation of the World left its mark on the German chancellor, judging by her recent decisions<p>While she was recuperating from a skiing accident in 2013, Angela Merkel picked up a 1,500-page tome on the 19th century by the historian Jürgen Osterhammel called The …

Europe

EmDrive: Chinese space agency to put controversial tech onto satellites 'as soon as possible'

Chinese government confirms it has been funding EmDrive research since 2010 and believes in its benefits.<p>China's space agency has officially …

Топ-100 русофобов 2016

Несколько недель мы опрашивали читателей и собирали мнения наиболее авторитетных экспертов в различных сферах. Итогом стал рейтинг 100 самых лютых …

BookinCard Brought eBook Gift Cards to Stores in France, Russia | The Digital Reader

Shares 16<p>Last week's news about the end of Amazon's gift card pilot has turned up a couple similar services in France and Russia. Both are …

All the world's most unequal countries revealed in one chart

The global economic recovery since the 2008 crash has failed to reach all levels of society and inequality continues to grow, according to a major …

Income Inequality