|Series||Ball State University library science lecture|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||16 p. --|
|Number of Pages||16|
The practical function of these “paratexts,” as the editors call them, is often in tension with the writing itself. After indexes were introduced, authors left notes pleading with corner-cutting scholars to actually read the whole book instead of just consulting the final pages. Some contributors ponder a future of digitized books. Book Review: Does the Book Have a Future? | Books - Wall Street Journal Was there ever an age of pure, immersive reading? Ernest Hemingway claimed to love ‘Ulysses,’ yet the pages in his copy were left uncut, says Sam Sacks The Wall Street : Helge Scherlund. Finally, what does the future hold for reading? Does the print book stand a chance against the E-book? We asked, you spoke: Seems like the smell and feel of paper, curling up on a rainy afternoon with a mug of tea and a thriller might be a thing of the past in the future with 45% of respondents agreeing. “As a reader and writer, books are enriching and I can never believe it will ever disappear, but we can’t ignore the economic dangers that lie ahead. The future of books is being dwarfed by the narrative film industry as a moneymaker that minimizes the publishing industry, which is currently in the throes of financial revolution and disorder.
The 45 min book reading was followed by a Q&A session where I was asked to talk about my favorite interview, on asking good questions, how and why stands out from TV interviews, why politics is the future of technology, new economic models and why technology is . Just crack open a book, because according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, reading exercises —at least in children, according to the study — can alter brain tissue in positive ways. In recent years, print books have seen a resurgence, and for good reason—they can be better for your brain and health, according to science. Here are just a few of the reasons why. Can virtual reading define a new type of book format? Recent studies suggest the future of reading is by no means set in stone.
Although the differences are less pronounced, non-book reading does vary by gender, age and community type. The share of Americans who report not reading any books in the past 12 months is higher today than it was nearly a decade ago – though there has been some fluctuation over this time period. Today, 27% of adults say they have not read. "In the past 20 years our lives have changed as the book hasn’t changed while other entertainment forms like television and podcasting have," explains Molly Barton, Serial Box's co-founder. A series of Future Tense articles for Slate magazine examines the future of the book and the publishing industry as we plunge deeper into a digital age. The articles are connected to Sprint Beyond the Book, an experiment in digital publishing that was hosted by ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Oct. What’s more, there are other significant fruits of fiction, such as lessening people’s racial bias and raising their interest in the well-being of animals. There’s even evidence that reading a book.