Best of inReads: inTouch Reactions to Reading, Tech, and Culture News
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we publish a take on what people are talking about in the worlds of reading, technology, and culture.
Here are some of those takes:
inTouch: Unbound, Readers as Part of the Publishing Process
UK-based Unbound puts a new twist on crowdsourcing…a financial one.
inTouch: Are Mega-Bestsellers about the Books or the Branding?
Not to begrudge anyone their success, but do you also wonder what drives the sales of a mega-bestselling author?
inTouch: Not Loving the Classics
Even when we’re old enough to try again with books we had to read previously, can we admit we don’t really want to?
inTouch: Would You Steal These Books?
Even with the rise of e-book piracy, book thievery still takes place in an old-fashioned sort of way.
inTouch: Untitled by Anonymous
For now, you can’t judge the book by its cover, its title, or its author. Intriguing or…uh?
inTouch: Limit the Bestseller List?
You know you’re an inReads member if…you don’t even care if your current read is on the bestseller list or not.
inTouch: Are Amazon Customer Reviews Biased? Do We Care?
Cornell study suggests that free books lead to positive reviews, but we wonder how much weight customer reviews even carry.
inTouch: Should Book Pirates Walk the Plank?
What would you think about piracy if you were an author trying to make a living in the publishing industry where profit margins are continually shrinking?
inTouch: Reading Books on Facebook
People aren’t burying their noses in books as they used to. Will they get into Fbooks?
inTouch: Watch this Trailer, Then Read this Book
Are book trailers a strange way to entice people to step away from pictures on screens and read words on the page?