Terry Deary: Give poor people free e-readers Telegraph.co.uk Giving poor people free e-readers would be a "hell of a lot cheaper" than keeping libraries "open at all costs", the children's author Terry Deary has argued.
Alyson Tyler's insight:
A controversial view from this author. In my personal opinion it over simplifies the library offer, doesn't take into out the benefits and also overlooks the increase in use of libraries (increaed visitor figures) in some areas.
Atingo Connects Swedish Self-Publishers With Libraries Forbes Atingo logo Atingo, a new Swedish ebook lending platform, is not only remaking the relationship between publishers and libraries, it's also providing a simple way for self-publishers to...
How publishers should learn to stop worrying and love library ebook lending Boing Boing My latest Locus column, Libraries and E-books, talks about the raw deal that libraries are currently getting from the big five publishers on ebook pricing...
TORONTO - Rogers is launching a digital subscription service that allows readers to pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to a newsstand's worth of e-magazines.But many public libraries are already offering a similar product for free.The free...
E-books are changing reading habits USA TODAY David Delk, 47, remembers "the old days," when his extended family went on vacation carrying three or four bags filled with about 30 books and another 30 magazines.
The real problem with ebooks is that they’re more 'e' than book, so an entirely different set of rules govern what someone can and can't do with them compared to physical books, especially when it comes to pricing.
Penguin E-books Return to Overdrive Locus Online Nearly two years ago, Penguin pulled its titles from Overdrive, citing “security concerns” stemming from Overdrive's exclusive deal to allow Kindle lending of e-books.
In the future e-books will act just like social networks. Well use them on our phones share and comment right inside e-reader apps and publishers will... (Ebooks as social media. Or, is it social media as ebooks?
Caernarfon library member wins e-book competition! Joanna Owen from Caernarfon in Gwynedd is the lucky winner of a Kobo Glo e-reader after winning a Wales-wide competition to find library users' favourite summer reads.