Digital reading: not so discreet after all…E-readers are virtual gold mines for data-hungry corporations. So should we be worried? At the end of 2012 the Electronic Frontier Foundation published the latest edition of its E-Reader Privacy Chart, & the results aren't great. Almost every service tracks searches for books, meaning not just what you read, but what you're interested in, is stored. Trying to change your history is frustrating & in most cases impossible.
Burning The Page: Jason Merkoski Tells Inside Story Of Amazon Kindle - We're serializing an excerpt from Jason Merkoski's Burning the Page: The eBook revolution and the future of reading. Merkoski was an early innovator on Amazon's Kindle team, and his new book discusses how ebooks came to be, as well as where they're going.
An E-Reader Revolution for Africa? Schools in developing countries are experimenting with digital books; endless titles, spotty electricity
'Social reading' the next phase of e-book revolution Online sharing may become the dominant way of both consuming & producing stories.
Your E-Book Is Reading You - The major new players in e-book publishing—Amazon, Apple and Google—can easily track how far readers are getting in books, how long they spend reading them and which search terms they use to find books. Book apps for tablets like the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook record how many times readers open the app and how much time they spend reading.