Newsela, a website with hundreds of news articles targeted to students, has raised $1.2 million in venture financing.
Book review community site Goodreads announced today that it has reached 20 million total users.
Parakweet’s core product Bookvibe combines natural language processing and social-media analytics to find the books that are right for you.
If YouTube is for video, Pinterest is for images, Twitter is for news, and Tumblr is for blogs, Wattpad is for stories.
Dallas startup Bookshout! has raised $6 million for its platform that helps authors and publishers expand their audience.
Childrens book application FarFaria is celebrating its first birthday by announcing major milestones, “record-setting” reading engagement, and its vision for the world of children’s literacy.
Worldreader launches a new mobile program that makes thousands of books available to people in the developing world through their low-end feature phones.
According to a new report, advocates of the printed page are an increasingly rare breed.
Editor's Pick [vimeo 44369405 w=640 h=360] Reading Rainbow is making a big comeback, and it’s skipping your TV in favor of the other screen in your living room: your iPad.
Undisputed fact I just made up: The more time we spend online, the dumber and more myopic we get.
Over an ice coffee on an unseasonably warm January day, Longform co-founder Aaron Lammer took VentureBeat for a test drive through the startup’s new iPad app, which debuts today at noon. The company, which curates the best long form journalism from around the web, is taking a gamble on an expensive $4.99 app, hoping its passionate audience will pony up for a premium experience.
Amazon released a new plug-in for the Kindle Thursday that allows you to “print” files to your e-reader.
MeMeTales wants to make reading “the funnest thing ever.” Yep, the funnest. The mobile application launched its publishing product today, with the intent of roping kids into a love of reading.
For developers, it was Apple’s way or the highway. It seems like that highway seems more appealing every day.