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Your E-Book Is Reading You

Your E-Book Is Reading You

Very interesting piece from the Wall Street Journal examining how “Big Data” has come to the world of books:

In the past, publishers and authors had no way of knowing what happens when a reader sits down with a book. Does the reader quit after three pages, or finish it in a single sitting? Do most readers skip over the introduction, or read it closely, underlining passages and scrawling notes in the margins? Now, e-books are providing a glimpse into the story behind the sales figures, revealing not only how many people buy particular books, but how intensely they read them.

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