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The American Library Association (ALA) has named The Tech Set the winner of the 2011 Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. The Tech Set was envisioned, created, and edited by Ellyssa Kroski and published by Neal-Schuman.

Blogging, clicking, downloading - and other adventures in educational technology

The advent of the Kindle and iPad has changed not what we read but how we read it. Before these devices, we obtained books in stores, libraries, or through friends and mail-order clubs; we tucked one into a bag or briefcase, and when we read it, turning the pages, we savored the movement of the bulk from the right side to the left as it neared the end. Although books on tape (now on Cd) changed where and when we could enjoy a book by turning it into a listening experience, new media devices maintain the need for active and involved reading. While online publishing allows otherwise unknown authors a place to sell their work, e-books allow us to carry a multitude of books in one compact device. In response to these massive changes taking place, book publishers are rethinking their approach to the business.

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