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iOS e-reading apps are finally starting to catch up with Moon+ Reader Pro, FBReader, and other stars of the Android world. TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows checked out Marvin 3 a few months ago and found it to be “the best e-reading app for iOS.” It still…
iOS e-reading apps are finally starting to catch up with Moon+ Reader Pro, FBReader, and other stars of the Android world. TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows checked out Marvin 3 a few months ago and fo…
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services has just released a report on the pathetic spending on state library administrative agencies (SLAAs). Among other roles, the state agencies offer assistance to local libraries in areas such as tech and content,…
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has just released a report on the pathetic spending on state library administrative agencies (SLAAs). Among other roles, the state agencies offer assist…
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PayPal’s new study of digital media offers seven “key takeaways”: 1. Digital media popularity: Digital media consumers in the US are more likely to pay for video game content than eBooks (46% versus 38%), but the opposite is true in countries including…
PayPal’s new study of digital media offers seven “key takeaways”: 1. Digital media popularity: Digital media consumers in the US are more likely to pay for video game content than eBooks (46%…
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Unfair. I’m glad Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his song lyrics, veritable poetry, but the the judges should have honored Philip Roth eons ago. At least the Newark Public Library is shows Roth-love, and vice versa. A Scene Right Out of…
Unfair. I’m glad Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his song lyrics, veritable poetry, but the the judges should have honored Philip Roth eons ago. At least the Newark Public Li…
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Carla Hayden, the new librarian of Congress, has removed Maria Pallante as the U.S. register of copyrights. Dr. Hayden has appointed Pallante as “senior advisor for digital strategy,” but given the circumstances of the shakeup, Pallante may not hang…
Carla Hayden, the new librarian of Congress, has removed Maria Pallante as the U.S. register of copyrights. Dr. Hayden has appointed Pallante as “senior advisor for digital strategy,” but given the…
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I’m still keen on Kobo’s 7.8-inch Aura One E Ink reader. Yes, large screens can help, according to some reading experts such as Naomi Baron. But at times are you in the mood for something smaller? Could a five- or six-inch cell phone screen even be…
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Right now I’m reading Gary Shteyngart‘s Little Failure, which I’ve checked out through the OverDrive service of the public library here in Alexandria, Virginia. What a timely book! Little Failure reminds me how horrific the old Soviet Union was for many…
Right now I’m reading Gary Shteyngart’s Little Failure, which I’ve checked out through the OverDrive service of the public library here in Alexandria, Virginia. What a timely book…
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Fingers crossed that Bigoted Donald won’t win. But if nothing else, the KKK-endorsed Presidential candidate has served one useful purpose. He’s sensitized us all to the number of haters in America. Whether or not it’s a reaction to Donald Trump—I have no…
Fingers crossed that Bigoted Donald won’t win. But if nothing else, the KKK-endorsed Presidential candidate has served one useful purpose. He’s sensitized us all to the number of haters…
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Here at TeleRead, we have our favorite ereading apps. For example, we like Moon+ Reader Pro, FBReader, Bookari and Voice Dream Reader for Android. Marvin, Bookari, and Voice Dream are among our choices for iOS (yes,  Android and iOS versions exist of…
Here at TeleRead, we have our favorite ereading apps. For example, we like Moon+ Reader Pro, FBReader, Bookari and Voice Dream Reader for Android. Marvin, Bookari, and Voice Dream are among our cho…
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Maria Pallante, just removed as register of copyrights, won’t serve as a senior advisor to Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. She instead has submitted a letter of resignation from LoC, effective October 29. Meanwhile copyright hawks are using the ouster…
Maria Pallante, just removed as register of copyrights, won’t serve as a senior advisor to Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. She instead has submitted a letter of resignation from LoC, effe…
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Why not an all-text boldface option for the Kindle, related apps, and the Fire—to help older people and others with contrast sensitivity issues? Among the more likely reasons could be sheer arrogance on the part of Jeff Bezos and his Kindle design team.…
Why not an all-text boldface option for the Kindle, related apps, and the Fire—to help older people and others with contrast sensitivity issues? Among the more likely reasons could be sheer a…
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Amazon has been shafting KDP Select writers, and even if this is by accident, authors need to push for swift remedies. David VanDyke’s post in TeleRead masterfully chronicled the mess. But blogging can go only so far in righting this wrong. The need will…
Amazon has been shafting KDP Select writers, and even if this is by accident, authors need to push for swift remedies. David VanDyke’s post in TeleRead masterfully chronicled the mess. But blogging…
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For lovers of books and gadgets
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TeleRead is for people who love books and gadgets.

We write about Kindle-type e-readers, phones, tablets, other devices and apps in a practical way. TeleRead runs book news and reviews and keeps up with other media appealing to smart booklovers. Along the way, we strive to help narrow the digital and reading divides.

TeleRead is gung ho on innovations like the Bexar County BiblioTech Library, seen in the photo, as well as the creation of a national digital library endowment. But we go back to the 1990s.

We are is the world’s oldest Web site devoted to general-interest news and views on e-books and related topics. We’re for everyone, not just one of our favorite groups, librarians.

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