Tag Archives: Reading

Penguin Tests Social Reading Rewards Program

“Penguin has unveiled a new program, aimed at raising the discoverability of its books, that will allow customers to read some of its most anticipated titles months before they go on sale. Called First to Read, the program will allow its members to access excerpts from forthcoming books, and to request e-galleys.” (via Publishers Weekly)

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A South African spreads the word among the illiterate

LA Times – “As a boy, William Gumede fought off bullies who saw the books he carried as something for sissies. Now he’s a prominent author, and still struggles with cultural bias against reading.”

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