Back in 1999, when I was working on eBooks, I researched and wrote a detailed paper on reading – especially on the screen.
It’s called The Magic of Reading, and is still available out there on the Web as a free eBook download from Slate magazine, in Microsoft Reader format. You can download both the book and the Reader software from here:
It’s also archived at the Poynter Institute in Microsoft Word format:
I’m told Bill Gates said it was “a good read”…