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Murakami Reading Group Continues with Kafka on the Shore

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Publishing Perspectives’ online book club covering the works of Haruki Murakami starts Kafka on the Shore, perhaps the Japanese author’s most beloved novel.

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Amazon to Launch “Netflix for Ebooks” Subscription Service

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Amazon will likely introduce an ebook subscription service, Kindle Unlimited, in the near future. Subscribers will have access to over 600,000 ebooks and audiobooks for $9.99 per month.

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Does The Future of Reading Include E-Readers?

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In New York Magazine, Kevin Roose states: ‘Software is eating the world. It’s also eating the book.’ He also doubts the future of dedicated e-readers.

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What Does Your Brain Like Better: Paper or Ebooks?

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Writing for the Financial Times, Julian Baggini examined some of the latest research, which he argues, is forcing us to ‘rethink how we respond to the written word.’

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Are Digital Distractions Monopolizing Reading Time?

Steve Bohme

Books do furnish a room, but according to many in the publishing industry, the fear is that emails, online video texts and tweets will prevent them being read.

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How YA Books Engender a True Love of Reading in My Students

Tina Yang

Tina Yang tutors children of non-English speaking immigrants and explains how YA novels, rather than classics, have engendered a deeper appreciation for reading.

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Yawn No More: Americans and the Market for Foreign Fiction

Susan Harris of Words Without Borders

As proven by the conversations at BookExpo America, American publishers, editors and readers may finally be coming around to embracing more foreign literature.

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Does Literature Need Warning Labels?

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart is listed among the books students might find "distressing."

The Guardian reports that some students are asking for warnings be included on books that contain potentially disturbing subjects like rape and war.

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Literary Snacks: A Story Vending Machine Hits High School

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Beth Kephart reports on a Philadelphia high school that is launching an innovative student-run publishing program that offers YA stories via a vending machine.

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5 Ways to Effectively Evangelize Your House’s Brand at BEA

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Here are five suggestions for making the most of BookExpo America—not just for titles but for publishers’ own brands—and for the growing interaction of readers.

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