The changing nature of reading?

How is the growing use of e-books chaining academia and the publishing industry? In the world of books, “the times they are a-changin’”, as Bob Dylan told us. And if bookshops and publishers are going through intense upheaval, this must affect the most compulsive producers and consumers of the written word – academics. In what […]

No Spark Kindled

The e-reader cannot surpass the pleasures of the page, says Gary Day, where everything is illuminated Let’s hear no more about Kindle, Amazon’s “Revolutionary Wireless Reading Device”. It looks like a roof slate. A moment of carelessness and it could be used to fix a leak. So what if it can store 3,500 books? Who […]