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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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Where Have All the Newspapers Gone?

By Joyce Granny’s way of life has been turned upside down, as her grandson tells her that she never has to touch a newspaper again or go to the newsstand because everything can be done in the palm of her hand. In the video, “Where Have All the Newspapers Gone?” the song juxtaposes opposite opinions about […]

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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 Health Effects of E-Books

By Tayun Some students who work with e-readers for an extensive amount of time complain about constant headaches. Radiation is a possible risk for people who regularly work with e-readers.   People who use e-readers should have regular eye exams to ensure they do not develop vision problems.

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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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E-Book Borrowing on the Rise

By Megan According to Macworld magazine, the popularity of e-books has doubled from 2010 to 2011.  The article says 700 people tried to borrow an e-book or put their names on a wait list to borrow an e-book from their local public library.  In 2010, 1,523 e-books were checked out of local libraries.  In 2011, […]

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Loaded Backpacks Affect Childrens’ Health

By Zipporah As the debate about e-books versus traditional textbooks rages on, one thing is certain–e-books weigh much less than traditional books, which may be beneficial for students’ health. Children who wear backpacks with many large textbooks have a bigger risk of falling and injuring themselves. Carrying large backpacks also changes the way children walk. Girls and younger children […]

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Not All Students Can Afford E-Readers

By Maliha As technology advances, e-books are beginning to make their way into education.  Although there may be many good things about this development, it also creates problems for some students. Most e-readers cost between $100 to $400.  Expecting that all students can afford one is a leap.  It is a big responsibility to carry […]

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