Enrique Bernal of Cuenta a2lenguas looks at the evolution — or not — of Graded Readers and asks what the next step might look like.
We’ve given a fair bit of space in the past few months to ELT Entrepreneurs, but there’s another kind of entrepreneur who deserves some attention. The materials writer turned self-publisher or indie press. This is a round up of some of the books that are out there that have made it through the process without the help of a major publisher.
We’ve been a bit too busy for much reading lately but some good stuff has dragged us back. Here’s what has caught our eye in the last week or so.
Why does there seem to be so little demand for digital versions of ELT professional development materials?
On the 9th June 2014, the following exchange was posted by a well-known ELT author in the ELT Writers Connected Facebook group. I’ve reproduced it here with his full permission, although he has asked to remain anonymous. It is a conversation with the manager of a blog that had been making copies of the author’s book available for illegal download.
Author: Am I right in thinking that you manage this site? If so please remove the illegal version of my book [REDACTED] from it.
Author: That’s your reaction?