reading

E-Book Soundtracks: The Next Revolution in Reading?

New startup Booktracks is creating soundtracks for e-books with technology that tracks your reading speed and syncs the sound perfectly to the text. The company promises it will revolutionize reading, and authors like Salman Rushdie and Jay McInerney are giving it a try. But do books really need a Hollywood makeover?

Paging Book Lovers: Dedicated Authors Keep Libraries Afloat

For public libraries, it's the best of times and the worst of times: Usage is skyrocketing, but budgets are being slashed. What to do? A few thriller authors are stepping in -- and using their time and fame to help keep their favorite libraries afloat.

President Obama's Book-Sales Boost: Second Only to Oprah's?

From history and economics to crime novels and biographies, whatever book the president touches -- and talks about -- turns into sales gold. Americans are very clearly interested in whatever the president is reading, and they're buying accordingly.

Book sharing in a web 2.0 world

The Internet has changed how we communicate with loved ones, bank, do business and otherwise entertain ourselves. It has also provided many new...

Daily Deal: Your local library!

I know this might seem like a cop out for the daily deal post but, in the wake of Christmas, do you really need to go out and spend more money to buy...