Tag Archives: E-book

Trees Are For Breathing. Hemp Is For Reading

This may sound strange. But this isn’t a blog post about the future. I always write about the future. Or I at least try to write about the future. But not this time. I know. It feels weird to me … Continue reading

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Our Next Lexical Gap – When Books No Longer Come Between Two Covers

Many books nowadays have movie posters as their front covers. But what if a book was a movie? What if you watched your book like a film? Does that still count as reading? Writing and publishing are technologies. This means … Continue reading

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Stephen King, Can You E-Mail Me Your Autograph?

For devoted bibliophiles, no moment is greater than when you get to meet your favorite author. I have stood in line for hours, clinching a paperback in my sweaty hands, thinking of a cool thing to say when I get … Continue reading

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Three Cups of Sham. The Twitter Syndrome?

Greg Mortenson’s book “Three Cups of Tea” has recently come under fire for distorting facts. The supposed memoir is about Mortenson’s journey through Afghanistan, from near death, being nursed back to life by villagers, his alleged kidnapping by the Taliban, … Continue reading

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The E-Book Revolution is Not for Everyone. At Least, Not Yet.

The e-book revolution is here. To call it a revolution might be underselling it. The ability to transmit works of fiction and non-fiction through the aether is likely more revolutionary than Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press. These are books that do … Continue reading

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