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How cell phone book clubs could help get young people reading and change their lives

Welcome to journalist Bertel King, Jr., LibraryCity’s newest contributor, also an SF/fantasy novelist! Read about him at the end of this cogent essay. Go...
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How to read e-books on a $20 cell phone: Tips for the cash-strapped and plain adventurous

Welcome, Slashdotters! Click here if you want to skip ahead directly to the step-by-step tips, including an introduction to the free version of Moon+...
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How to start a cell phone book club—for your library, school, neighborhood, workplace or other purposes

Related: How to read e-books on a $20 cell phone and a young African-American novelist’s essay on the benefits of cell phone book clubs....
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On tablets, summer reading and parental role models for young readers: How schools and libraries can TOGETHER connect the dots

It’s summer. Is your child reading—one way to guard against a seasonal slump? Oh, and here’s a very much related question. Are you reading?...
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‘Hunger Games’ publisher’s DRM bungle: New opportunity for libraries—selling e-books you can own for real?

Scholastic Corporation, the venerable publisher of the Hunger Games series and the U.S. editions of the Harry Potter titles, has jolted the book world...
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‘Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription’—Forbes contributor

Amazon’s new subscription plan for e-book readers is already ammo for library-haters. Check out this gem in Forbes online. The headline I’ve quoted reflects...
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Cell phone book club vision excites school librarian Njabulo Tazibona in Zimbabwe: How he can make it reality

While U.S. librarians mull over LibraryCity’s proposal for cell phone book clubs, an African librarian already is gung ho about the possibilities if he...
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LibraryCity on ‘Kindle Chronicles’ podcast: DRM, DPLA, e-book future and cell phone book clubs among topics

Never mind what the legacy publishers say. DRM will cost them billions in book sales over the years if they keep insisting on “protection”...
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Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community

A friend of mine in his 40s is about to start teaching in Houston, Texas, and he recently shared a discovery. Many teenagers in...
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Literacy coach’s 2nd grader talks up e-reading. Mother shares lessons she’s learned.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is out with a warning not just for low-income parents but also the well-off variety. Read to your young...