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E-book Nation [Infographic] Books vs e-book | each has a place

E-book Nation [Infographic] Books vs e-book | each has a place | Answers | Scoop.it

This infographic from Online Universities shows how ebooks have penetrated U.S. reading habits and book culture in relatively short time periods. With the advent of iBooks Author and other stellar applications for creating beautiful interactive books, who knows where we'll go from here?

 


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A Primer on Ebooks for Libraries Just Starting With Downloadable Media — The Digital Shift

A Primer on Ebooks for Libraries Just Starting With Downloadable Media — The Digital Shift | Answers | Scoop.it

Library Journal is publishing a series of articles that that takes an indepth look at some of the ebook platforms that are now in the marketplace, including this environmental scan.

 

This primer addresses the question Why buy ebooks? and helps libraries with limited budget to locate free ebook content online and provide downloadable ebooks as a service.


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300 Free eBooks: Download Great Classics for Free

Open Culture claims to be the "best free cultural and educational media on the web."  The website offers audio books, about 450 online courses, and ebooks for download, all for FREE.

This collection features free e-books, mostly classics, that you can read on your computer, smart phone, or Kindle. It includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  To learn how to download these ebooks to your computer/mobile device, please visit its eBook Primer here: http://www.openculture.com/ebook_primer


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Can Digital Comic Books Spark a Love of Reading?

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There's some indication already that kids are more interested in reading on e-readers and iPads than reading print copies (57% of kids age nine to 17 say they're interested in reading via e-books, and a third say they'd read more for fun if they...


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