Dec 12, 2015

Random Articles - RAW 151212

Here is a great quote from one of the articles below which really resonated with me.

The best science fiction is about more than just cool new worlds, wild new technologies, and aliens (though it’s very much about those things too). It’s about politics, economies, the very human condition itself. Just, you know, in a super-exciting way. Science fiction isn’t for a specific kind of person. It’s not “just for nerds.” Science fiction is awesome, and it’s for everyone.

  • 5 Books to Celebrate C.S. Lewis’s Birthday
  • Top 15 Books of 2015
  • 10 Folio Society Classics to Give to Your Children This Christmas
  • The 23 Best Sci-Fi Books and Movies to Give to a Noob
  • The Best e-Readers of 2015
  • Penguin Random House announces new e-Book terms for libraries
  • Publishers can ‘compete with’ Amazon…but should they?
  • The UK is launching a big anti-piracy campaign
  • Amazon shares its bestsellers of 2015, and human nature comes bottom
  • This book transforms into a fully working camera
  • The Original Star Wars Is a Great Movie Because It Asks More Questions Than It Answers




---






5 Books to Celebrate C.S. Lewis’s Birthday


bookriot.com - November 29, 2015, marked C.S. Lewis’s 117th birthday! To celebrate, here are five books that explore his life and work. Read more...

Top 15 Books of 2015


desiringgod.org - 2015 marks my tenth year choosing the best books of the year, and it was the most difficult of them all. Non-fiction Christian book publishing churned out a daunting amount of very good new titles, more than I’ve ever seen. Read more...

10 Folio Society Classics to Give to Your Children This Christmas


bookriot.com - I should probably have titled this “10 Folio Society Classics to Give to Your Children This Christmas That You Will Want to Keep for Yourself.” You will inevitably be tempted to sequester these beautiful slip-cased volumes away from sticky fingers, but once you teach your kids not to eat PB&J whilst reading, there is no gift that will last longer or be more appreciated over the years. Read more...

The 23 Best Sci-Fi Books and Movies to Give to a Noob


wired.com - Odds are, though, someone on your holiday list isn’t quite as hip as you are. And no matter how long you’ve been following Kirk’s exploits or how many times you’ve blown through Neal Stephenson’s canon, there’s still so much more out there even for you.  Read more...

The Best e-Readers of 2015


goodereader.com - The Holiday season is right around the corner and many of the top brands have all released new e-readers over the course of the year. There are hundreds of different devices on the market and it can get overwhelming trying to find the best model that suits your needs. Today, we would like to present our end of the year wrap up of the best e-readers of 2015. Read more...



Penguin Random House announces new e-Book terms for libraries


goodereader.com - Penguin Random House has consolidated their internal library division under a single banner. The publisher has been working very hard on making themselves more appealing for libraries. After months of work they finally have developed new terms for e-Book licenses sold to libraries, schools and 3rd party distributors. Read more...

Publishers can ‘compete with’ Amazon…but should they?


teleread.com - Digital Book World is carrying an article by Stephen Blake Mettee of Hummingbird Digital Media, explaining to publishers that it is, in fact, possible to compete with Amazon for retail book customers. The article gives advice that is fairly common-sensical—don’t help Amazon by giving it favorable contracts or affiliate referrals, and leverage areas like bricks-and-mortar stores that Amazon can’t counter as easily. Really, any halfway-decent marketing consultant could have written the same advice. Read more...

The UK is launching a big anti-piracy campaign


goodereader.com - The United Kingdom is about to launch a huge anti-piracy campaign that will be on television this week.  The campaign is called “Get it Right from a Genuine Site” and the purpose is try and sway public opinion to support the creative arts and not pirate content. Read more...

Amazon shares its bestsellers of 2015, and human nature comes bottom


teleread.com - Amazon has just shared its best-selling books of 2015. Given Amazon’s market dominance, these essentially represent the year’s most popular titles in the U.S. And the list contains few surprises, and some disappointments – in human nature. Read more...

This book transforms into a fully working camera


goodereader.com - Sometimes we need to deviate from e-books and embrace print because of the visceral experience. This is most evident in a new pop-up book that doubles as a fully working camera. Read more...




The Original Star Wars Is a Great Movie Because It Asks More Questions Than It Answers


io9.com - The Star Wars prequels were all about answering questions. Questions like, how did Anakin Skywalker become Darth Vader? What were the Clone Wars? The problem is, that’s exactly the opposite of what made the original film so great. Welcome back to our Star Wars movie rewatch! Read more...



Liked what you read? Want to known when new posts are up?
To follow me on Twitter or Google+ click on the images below.
 Twitter    Google+    YouTube