Krieg Barrie

Digital dynamite

2013 Books Issue | Once a curious novelty, e-books have exploded in popularity
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 6/14/13, 01:00 am

WORLD’s 2000 books issue explored the then-unprecedented idea of electronic books, heralding it as an opportunity for Christian authors to get their books out without the cost and hassle of going through the publishing process: “E-books are where the internet was in 1994: Everybody knows something really cool is coming, but they don’t know exactly what.”

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James Hardy/AltoPress/Maxppp

Reading with boys

2013 Books Issue | Children’s authors work to draw boys into books in the age of distraction
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/14/13, 01:00 am

Three male children’s authors are oddly optimistic about children’s, and specifically boys’, reading habits despite the distractions of smart phones and iPads. 

“I have no fear of the device,” said Jack Gantos, Newbery medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt. Gantos has been visiting schools for the last 25 years and watching children’s reading habits. “The crop of readers we have now is greater. They read more widely, more in-depth.” 

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Matt Rose

Self-published standouts

2013 Books Issue | The top 10 self-published books to cross WORLD's desk this year
by Mary Sue Daoud & Susan Olasky
Posted 6/14/13, 01:00 am

Intern Mary Sue Daoud winnowed down to 15 the more than 100 self-published books recently sent to WORLD, and those became the core of this final list of 10 that display clear writing and storytelling.

These Are the Generations 

Mr. and Mrs. Bae (not their real names) as told to Rev. Eric Foley (Dot W, 2012)

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