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Video: Could E-Books Threaten Future of Children’s Bookstore?

The following video report was a collaborative effort of the News Literacy Project, De La Salle journalism students Ariana, John, Joyce, Leslie, Theodore and Yorlibeth and NLP journalist fellow Lam Thuy Vo of NPR’s “Planet Money.” Economic Effect of E-Book Boom from De La Salle Academy on Vimeo. Bank Street Bookstore is an independent children’s bookstore […]

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Video: Author Peter Brett on Digital Rights Management

by John Digital Rights Management (DRM) is technology that limits the way electronic files are copied. It is intended to limit piracy, which is the practice of obtaining and distributing copyrighted material on the Web for free. DRM also ensures that authors and publishers are paid properly; however, some people think that they should be […]

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Albert Greco

Audio: Book Expert on the Future of Textbooks

By Megan E-books are continually evolving and improving. Instead of looking at a still image, one can now look at an image that moves and has sound. It is just like having a hands-on experience.  Readers are  able to interact with what they are reading or watching. This could be a valuable experience for students. […]

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Microsoft Invests in Barnes & Noble

By Tayun & Alma When Microsoft invested $600 million in Barnes & Noble’s lagging book industry, the move was very strategic. According to The Wall Street Journal, Barnes and Noble is now working on a Nook reading app for Windows 8, which is made by Microsoft.  This will allow consumers to download reading material onto their […]

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Audio: Commuters Increasingly Turn to E-Readers

Many people escape the hustle and bustle of big city life by diving into a good book during their commute. But what makes for better subway reading material–digital or traditional books? As we found when we hit the New York City subways during the afternoon rush, that depends on whom you ask. The following audio […]

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Traditional Books–Are They Better for Children?

By Bianca Beth Puffer, Manager of the Bank Street Bookstore, states why her business has not yet been affected by e-books. She explains how traditional, rather than electronic, children’s books are better.

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Children's graphic novels organized neatly on a library shelf.

More NYC Libraries to Lend E-Readers

By Zipporah On April 12, 2012, the Queens Library began lending free e-readers to its library users;  if the program is successful, other library locations across the city may soon follow suit. To check out an e-reader, borrowers present a Queens library card, as well as a photo ID. Borrowers are able to use an […]

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The Economic Advantages of E-Books

By Yorlibeth E-books have an effect on authors, readers, and publishers. E-books benefit readers because the price is lower than it is to buy a traditional book at a bookstore.  Most readers find it is better to buy an e-book at a lower price than to buy a traditional book at a higher price. E-books benefit authors […]

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E-Book Popularity Is New Trend

By Alma E-books are a growing trend.  Day after day, they gain popularity. According to http://www.readwriteweb.com, e-books became popular in 2010.  At that time, a Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study found that 66 percent of public libraries in the U.S. were offering e-books.  In August, 2011, e-book sales from publishers that report to the […]

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Article Says E-Books Cheaper to Produce

By Leslie E-books offer an easier and cheaper way not just for consumers to buy books, but also for authors to publish them, according to the website Gizmodo. The article “Five Reasons Why Best Selling Authors Are Going Direct,” says it costs less to have  e-books edited. It also takes less time for e-books to […]

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