A book is a set of sheets of paper, parchment, or similar materials that are fastened together to hinge at one side that may contain words, images, charts, and similar media. A single sheet within a book is a leaf, and each side of a leaf is a page. Writing or images can be printed or drawn on a book's pages. An electronic image that is formatted to resemble a book on a computer screen, smartphone or e-reader device is known as an electronic book or e-book.
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“The best books, they don't talk about things you never thought about before. They talk about things you'd always thought about, but that you didn't think anyone else had thought about. You read them, and suddenly you're a little bit less alone in the world. You're part of this cosmic community of people who've thought about this thing, whatever it happens to be.” One of the greatest books I've ever read. I really recommend this one.
Contributed by Kyra Rain Harris
A lot of authors are criticizing Amazon's new book policy, which now pays authors based on the number of pages read rather in the past when money was based on number of downloads and reading 10% of the book. Writers claim that Amazon is being greedy and trying to earn more money (of course it is, everyone is trying to earn more money). But this policy may actually be a good thing. With the old policy, writers who put a lot of effort into writing their long novels may get paid the same amount or even less than a writer who produces many short stories of subpar quality. Perhaps now authors will try to put more effort into writing better quality books of all lengths (rather than cranking out short and flashy books for quick money).
Contributed by Lucy Zhang
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