“The medium is the message" is a phrase coined by the Canadian communication theorist Marshall McLuhan and the name of the first chapter in his ‘Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man,’ published in 1964. He proposed that a communication medium itself, not the messages it carries, should be the primary focus of study. He also claimed that artifacts as media affect any society by their characteristics or content. With McLuhan’s revelation in mind, Tomestic’s Founder and CE
Reading is a very personal experience, and we all have our own reading styles. Are you one of the 10 described below or a combination? At the end of the day, own your preference(s) and continue to read the books you love! The Audio Book Addict – Often on the go, has a limited attention span or simply enjoys the convenient format. The Book Clubber -- The Book Clubber makes most reading decisions based on what the book club has decided, or the latest influencer recommendation.
Heightened Demand for Audiobooks and eBooks: Print books are still the most popular book format (65% of people read a print book in 2019). 25% of adults read an eBook during that year as well. 20% of U.S. consumers have listened to an audiobook in the last year. Industry reports show that sales of audiobooks have seen continuous growth since 2012 with revenue up 14.3% year-over-year. TikTok owner, ByteDance, has entered the digital publishing industry with its launch of a rea
A compelling story must include characters, setting, plot, point of view, conflict, and resolution to keep it running smoothly and allow the action to develop in a logical way that’s easy for the reader to follow and comprehend. The Founder and CEO of Tomestic, Poet De’Medici, is also author of the novella, “Above You, A Black Son”. Before placing a word on the page of this historical work of fiction, he researched extensively and mapped out the storyline direction. Here's a
The novella’s history, which spans the globe, occupies a unique niche in the literary pantheon. A novella is a narrative prose fiction which is more abbreviated than a novel, but longer than a short story. The English word novella derives from the Italian novella, feminine of novello, which means "new”. It was usually based on local events that were humorous, political, or amorous in nature; the individual tales often were gathered into collections along with anecdotes, legen