Reading Books Online and the Power of Social Networking

Reading Books Online and the Power of Social Networking

The world of reading books is rapidly evolving—like so many aspects of life, technology is changing the way many people read. Online books are readily available these days, with more and more of them being added to virtual bookstores and libraries every day. Lots of sites provide a wide selection of free reading material—many timeless classics such as “Pride and Prejudice” are available through no-cost reading sites. Social reading sites have also made it a lot cooler for young people to get into reading—where information on the latest books and authors spreads like a wildfire. Social Reading Sites Many online …

Save Time and Money With Online Books

Save Time and Money With Online Books

Not enough time? Excuses, excuses. Let online books get you back into the reading grind. Being largest in the world, the English language contains close to half a million different words. Sadly enough, about a third of all text written only involves 22 of these words. Fortunately, however, as little as 15 minutes of independent reading each day can expose you to more than 3 million words a year. Now, finding those undisturbed 15 minutes to sit down and read isn’t always as easy as one may think. We always complain there isn’t enough time in the day, and there …

Mark Cuban’s Big E-Book Bet

Mark Cuban’s Big E-Book Bet

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has taken a lot of risks in his career. He sold out of the dot-com bubble early, striking it rich in a sale of college basketball website Broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5.9 billion in Yahoo stock. He bought a controlling share in the Dallas Mavericks, an NBA franchise that, at the time, had a 20-year winning percentage of 40%, and turned them into a perennial playoff contender. So when he finally decided to write a book, it is no surprise that he decided to publish all books online, eschewing traditional publishing and instead catering to …

Bring Back The Bedtime Story

Bring Back The Bedtime Story

As the world continues to transition to an increasingly paperless world, welcoming innovations such as the smartphone, and most recently, the tablet, one wonders what we may lose when it all goes digital. While paperless devices and mobile connectivity make life more efficient, save space and offer access to a more multifaceted worldview, what about doing simple things like reading books to your kids? Bookstores have become more and more scarce as people have decided reading books online is a more efficient and simplified use of their time. But for children, storybooks provide much-needed time with their parents; pictures to …