It’s kind of silly that maximalists and luddites keep jumping back to this trope. The idea that if you can get something for free, no one will ever pay for it. That’s never been true and will never be true. All of the works that people pay and download to their Kindles are already available for free on unauthorized sites. But tons of people pay. All of the music that people pay and download to their iPods is already available for free on unauthorized sites. But tons of people pay. People will pay all the time for things they can get for free. Just check out the bottled water industry.
librarylinknj:

ebookfriendly:

Quote by Maya Angelou

Yes. ANY book. Any book (or magazine, newspaper, blog or other reading matter). 

librarylinknj:

ebookfriendly:

Quote by Maya Angelou

Yes. ANY book. Any book (or magazine, newspaper, blog or other reading matter). 

Reblogged from The Common Librarian
Libraries raised me. I don’t believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.
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YA Highway—Publishing Road Map: Your Guide to Reading, Writing, and Publishing Young Adult Literature

YA Highway—Publishing Road Map: Your Guide to Reading, Writing, and Publishing Young Adult Literature

evolutionstopshere:

Thank you for the stories Ray Bradbury.

evolutionstopshere:

Thank you for the stories Ray Bradbury.

Reblogged from ebookPorn
A reader lives a thousand lives…

A reader lives a thousand lives…

Reblogged from Book·ish

No one can make up maps!

shitmystudentswrite:

Take lord of the Rings for example, there’s a lot of truth to be found within it’s pages.  Can anyone honestly tell me that there is history be be found in Tolkien’s work? Just look at the maps in the back of the books, NO ONE can make that up!

LOL.

Reblogged from Shit My Students Write