InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Speed Reading Tools Online

As the amount of content on the web multiplies, a few companies are developing tools for helping readers read faster simply by cutting and pasting text into a special reader.

The video embedded above shows you how to use ZAP Reader, a tool that claims to be able to increase reading speed by up to 300 percent. The website Speeder has a similar interface, and speculates that some users can read up to 1,000 words-per-minute after training with the interface.

Here’s more about how one reader works: “ZAP Reader is a web based speed reading program that will change the way you read on your computer. Current beta testers report reading twice as much in half the time–that’s a 300% increase in reading speed, without any loss in comprehension! There is nothing to install, it works with most popular browsers, and it’s totally free!”

What do you think? (Via Maree I Think)

Mediabistro Course

Book Promotion and Publicity Boot Camp

Book Promotion and Publicity Boot CampDevelop a plan for your book's success in our brand new online boot camp, Book Promotion and Publicity! Starting July 10, publishing and public relations experts will teach you the publicity skills needed to ensure a successful book launch, such as, how to create a social media kit, interact with fans and authors on panels, create a marketing newsletter and more! Register now!