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Month: June 2015

Amazon, page counts and ”˜value’

There’s a ”˜y’ in the day and so it’s time for Amazon to generate some controversy. Today it’s the pronouncement that self-published authors who make their books available via the subscription service Amazon Unlimited will now be paid a royalty calculated on pages read. Amazon explains as follows: “We’re making this switch in response to […]

Reading, dyslexia and political footballs

A couple of weeks ago, an academic paper was published that analysed certain results of a long-term study into parents and children and concluded that a range of visual impairments which can affect reading are not substantially more common among children with dyslexia than their non-dyslexic peers. This was reported widely in the media, including […]