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Everything you need to know about today's e-book lawsuit in one post

Everything you need to know about today's e-book lawsuit in one post | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Readers may see lower prices on e-books from Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins in Amazon’s Kindle Store, and possibly in other e-bookstores as well. They may also see those publishers’ books removed from Apple’s iBookstore, at least temporarily.


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E-books spur reading among Americans, survey shows - CNN.com

E-books spur reading among Americans, survey shows - CNN.com | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

"E-books aren't just becoming increasingly popular. They also appear to be promoting reading habits among American adults...E-book users tend to read more often than people who read only print material, Pew found. In particular, they read more books. A typical e-book user read 24 books in the past year, compared with the 15 books reported by typical non-e-book users." 

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Apple, two publishers resist ebook settlement

Apple, two publishers resist ebook settlement | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
The Justice Department is nearing a settlement with publishers over allegations of ebook pricing, but finalizing the deal is proving problematic as Apple and two publishers are balking at the terms of the deal.

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Ebooks Trump Print—Except When It Comes to Reading to Kids

Ebooks Trump Print—Except When It Comes to Reading to Kids | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

By a huge margin, 81 percent to 9 percent, respondents who’ve read in both kinds of book formats in the past year say print books are better for reading with a child. “This is a consistent judgment throughout different demographic and tech-owning groups,” reads the report, although tablet owners (14 percent) are more likely than those who don’t own tablets (7 percent) to say they prefer ebooks for this situation.


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Ebooks 101: DRM (Digital Rights Management) | American Libraries Magazine

Ebooks 101: DRM (Digital Rights Management) | American Libraries Magazine | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Active DRM, like that used on many ebooks, actively prevents content from being read or copied to unauthorized devices. The content is encrypted so that the only way to access it is through an authorized reader. Passive DRM usually uses watermarks to subtly alter the content to show ownership or to allow identification of the original source in the case of infringement.

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Why Ebooks Need Libraries

Why Ebooks Need Libraries | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

There’s no question that reading enthusiasts are also sharing enthusiasts and it’s inconvenient at best to share a copyrighted ebook with a friend when the only way to do it is to lend your friend your entire portable library, or e-reader, so she can enjoy that one title you want to recommend. No wonder physical libraries continue to capture the public’s imagination, along with their contents.


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Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read?

Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

This seems like a particularly troubling trend for academia, where digital books are slowly overtaking the heavy tomes I used to lug around. On many levels, e-books seem like better alternatives to textbooks — they can be easily updated and many formats allow readers to interact with the material more, with quizzes, video, audio and other multimedia to reinforce lessons. But some studies suggest that there may be significant advantages in printed books if your goal is to remember what you read long-term.


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Midwest Tape Poised to Enter Digital Market

Midwest Tape Poised to Enter Digital Market | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Midwest Tape is preparing to launch a digital platform, called Hoopla, later this year which will offer a full array of digital movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks.


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10 Pinterest Boards For eBook Fans - eBookNewser

Pinterest Boards for eBook Fans

1. Open Library

2. Project Gutenberg

3. GoodReads

4. Manybooks

5. Planet ebook

6. Books Worth Reading

7. Classroom Freebies!

8. Writing With Style

9. Google Books

10. Read

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Ebooks and Libraries: Is it Worth the Effort? | Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

Ebooks and Libraries: Is it Worth the Effort? | Guy LeCharles Gonzalez | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Since publishers are so concerned with the “perpetuity of lending and simultaneity of availability” of their ebooks, I have to wonder if libraries shouldn’t just help them out and hit the STOP button themselves?
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Une nouvelle de Margaret Atwood passe directement par la case ebook

Une nouvelle de Margaret Atwood passe directement par la case ebook | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Pour 20 000 ventes ?...

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Ebooks on Fire: Controversies Surrounding Ebooks in Libraries

Ebooks on Fire: Controversies Surrounding Ebooks in Libraries | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Who owns the book? Ebooks are a challenging area for libraries. Licensing is a critical issue because ebooks are being marketed as if they were analogous to print purchases. They most definitely are not.
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It's time for a unified ebook format and the end of DRM - O'Reilly Radar

It's time for a unified ebook format and the end of DRM - O'Reilly Radar | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

You buy a dedicated ebook reader like a Kindle or a NOOK and you're locked in to that company's content. Part of this problem has to do with ebook formats (e.g., EPUB or Mobipocket) while another part of it stems from publisher insistence on the use of digital rights management (DRM).


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Anti-trust : les éditeurs d'e-books négocient avec la justice américaine

Anti-trust : les éditeurs d'e-books négocient avec la justice américaine | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Un accord passé avec les juges devrait mettre fin à des contrats avantageux pour Apple et permettre à Amazon de...

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TechCrunch | Nonprofit “Digital Public Library Of America” To Launch In April 2013

TechCrunch | Nonprofit “Digital Public Library Of America” To Launch In April 2013 | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

The project aims to unify such disparate sources as the Library of Congress, the Internet Archive, various academic collections, and presumably any other collection that would be meaningful to include. And they have yet to even decide such issues as how near to the present their catalog will come. There is an ongoing dispute regarding so-called “orphan works” and other questions of copyright.


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Ingram is Getting into Library eBooks - The Digital Reader

Ingram is Getting into Library eBooks - The Digital Reader | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Ingram is a huge aggregator of books, ebooks, and other content for the retail market, and today I learned that they’re entering the public library market as well. The MyiLibrary service is best thought of as a direct competitor to OverDrive (that’s how it was described to me). I don’t have full details on it, but I did pick up a fact or 2.


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The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries

The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.


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INTERVIEW: Seth Godin on Libraries, Literary Agents and the Future of Book Publishing as We Know It | Digital Book World

INTERVIEW: Seth Godin on Libraries, Literary Agents and the Future of Book Publishing as We Know It | Digital Book World | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Rivera: A number of publishers have pulled the plug on library editions of eBooks. Do you think that is a wise business decision and if not, how do you see it being a win-win scenario?

How incredibly silly. Libraries are like the radio for books. Not a money-maker for all, but a great way to spread an idea. I don’t think you can find a single author who suffered any damage at all because too many people took his book out of the library.

Ebooks for libraries need to be tweaked, not killed.

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Nova Scotia libraries boycott Random House over e-book prices

Nova Scotia libraries boycott Random House over e-book prices | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Libraries on Nova Scotia's South Shore are boycotting Random House, one of the world's largest book publishers, over what they call unfair e-book pricing.


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Publishers could face fines in millions as price rig probe rocks new world of eBooks

Publishers could face fines in millions as price rig probe rocks new world of eBooks | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
The European Commission and America’s Department of Justice are both looking into the electronic, or eBook, market for price-fixing and anti-competitive practices.

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Borrowing e-books proves popular | Voxy.co.nz

Borrowing e-books proves popular | Voxy.co.nz | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Library staff are currently undergoing training to up-skill in this area in order to deal with the influx of customers and technological questions. Many libraries are also planning to launch their own public education sessions on e-books and e-readers in coming months. Public librarians will play a key role in demystifying digital books and audio by offering knowledgeable, practical and impartial digital services and advice.

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Kids' publisher Scholastic develops e-reading app - cbc news

Kids' publisher Scholastic develops e-reading app - cbc news | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
leading U.S. publisher of children's books Scholastic Inc. is taking a big step into the electronic market by developing an app called Storia, which includes around 1,300 e-books and multimedia e-books.

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Le site de J.K. Rowling sur Harry Potter lancé en avril | Livres

Le site de J.K. Rowling sur Harry Potter lancé en avril | Livres | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Le très attendu site web de J.K. Rowling pour tout ce qui touche à l'univers de Harry Potter sera officiellement lancé au début du mois d'avril.

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Justice Department Threatens Apple, Publishers over E-Book Pricing | Techland | TIME.com

Justice Department Threatens Apple, Publishers over E-Book Pricing | Techland | TIME.com | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Did you notice that e-books became a little more expensive after Apple entered the game with iBooks? So did the U.S. Department of Justice, which may be threatening to sue Apple and e-book publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices.
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Ebooks and Libraries Don’t Mix « Annoyed Librarian

   


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