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Why Aren't Publishers Pushing eBooks? - The Digital Reader

Why Aren't Publishers Pushing eBooks? - The Digital Reader | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
In a post discussing a tweet from author Brent Weeks last week Nate wondered, in his blog post ;Not All of Us Drink a $4 Coffee, Mr. Weeks; why publishers aren't “trying to convert paper book buyers to ebook buyers; ...
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Ebooks Follow The Trail Blazed By Paperback | The Passive Voice

Ebooks Follow The Trail Blazed By Paperback | The Passive Voice | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
From mental_floss: Half a century before e-books turned publishing upside down, a different format threatened to destroy the industry. Here’s a little perspective: In 1939, gas cost 10 cents a gallon at the pump.
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Kindle Fire 2 Release Date: Nook Launching eReaders in UK Ahead of Amazon's New Tablet

Kindle Fire 2 Release Date: Nook Launching eReaders in UK Ahead of Amazon's New Tablet | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
With the Kindle Fire 2 release date approaching rapidly in the United States, it looks like Barnes & Noble is turning up the heat on Amazon....
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Ereaders serve as another option for disabled - StarNewsOnline.com (blog)

Ereaders serve as another option for disabled - StarNewsOnline.com (blog) | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Ereaders serve as another option for disabledStarNewsOnline.com (blog)What are some features that allow e-readers to stand apart from actual books?
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Digital Book World aims for a more accurate ebook bestseller list - paidContent.org

Digital Book World aims for a more accurate ebook bestseller list - paidContent.org | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
paidContent.orgDigital Book World aims for a more accurate ebook bestseller listpaidContent.orgA new ebook bestseller list from book publishing website and community Digital Book World aims to provide a clearer picture of the books that are...
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Barnes & Noble takes ebook route overseas - Financial Times

Barnes & Noble takes ebook route overseas - Financial Times | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
CNET UKBarnes & Noble takes ebook route overseasFinancial TimesBarnes & Noble will launch its Nook ebook reader in the UK this autumn, marking the first time the US bookseller has expanded overseas in its 95-year history.
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Library 020: Breaking Up [with Ebooks] is Hard to Do

The Librarian in Black recently posted about her break-up with ebooks. . She accused ebooks of playing the old bait and switch by promising wine and roses and instead giving a beer and cheeto relationship.
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Recently Released Briefing Docs Look at Issues Surrounding ...

Recently Released Briefing Docs Look at Issues Surrounding ... | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Ebook lending by public libraries (2 pages; PDF). Facts about ebook lending in UK public libraries presented in a FAQ format. For Example: Do public libraries lend ebooks? Yes, many of them do. In July 2012 CILIP undertook ...
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myliblog: Myth-busting: libraries and ebooks

myliblog: Myth-busting: libraries and ebooks | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Recently I submitted an article for the Independent Book Publishers Association in New York. As I've written elsewhere, librarians need to pay more attention to independent publishing. My article is coming out later this month, ...
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U.S. Department of State cancels large Kindle contract

U.S. Department of State cancels large Kindle contract | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
The U.S Department of State has withdrawn plans to place a $16.5 million order on Amazon.com for its Kindle Touch devices along with content management, and logistics, stating that it intends to conduct additional market research and re-examine its...
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Publishers and Apple want delay in settlement agreements | The Bookseller

Publishers and Apple want delay in settlement agreements | The Bookseller | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk.
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Sony eReader swaps headphones for Facebook, Evernote - Hindustan Times

Sony eReader swaps headphones for Facebook, Evernote - Hindustan Times | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Hindustan TimesSony eReader swaps headphones for Facebook, EvernoteHindustan TimesSony's update to its PRS range of eReaders, the PRS-T2, might be dumping a headphone jack, but in its it place receives support for Evernote, Facebook, and Asian...
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Westfield Library offers more eBooks with Overdrive Advantage - Suburban News

Westfield Library offers more eBooks with Overdrive Advantage - Suburban News | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Westfield Library offers more eBooks with Overdrive AdvantageSuburban NewsCoupled with the eLibraryNJ collection, the Advantage program allows the library to provide access to thousands of popular eBooks, with additional copies of popular materials...
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Are College Libraries About to Become Bookless? - Education - GOOD

Are College Libraries About to Become Bookless? - Education - GOOD | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Thanks to the electronic book revolution, in the next decade, we could see the end of centralized campus libraries with hardbound texts. (RT @RoomtoRead: Say it isn't so! Are college #libraries about to become bookless?
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Overdrive Updates eBook Platform for Schools - Good E-Reader (blog)

Overdrive Updates eBook Platform for Schools - Good E-Reader (blog) | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Overdrive Updates eBook Platform for SchoolsGood E-Reader (blog)Overdrive has just revised their eBook lending system for K12 schools, just in time for the September.
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Top publishers and top prices dominate eBestseller list - blog*spot

Top publishers and top prices dominate eBestseller list - blog*spot | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Scholastic, with its popular Hunger Games series, and Soho Press, a New York-based independent publisher, were the only two publishers outside of the six largest in the U.S. to break the top 25 on the list, which measures ...
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ebrary Fortifies Strategic E-book Acquisition for K-12 Libraries with Common ... - Sacramento Bee

ebrary Fortifies Strategic E-book Acquisition for K-12 Libraries with Common ... - Sacramento Bee | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
ebrary Fortifies Strategic E-book Acquisition for K-12 Libraries with Common ...Sacramento BeePALO ALTO, Calif., Aug.
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City of Boroondara Library Service

City of Boroondara Library Service | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
City of Boroondara Library Service offers OverDrive ebooks for loan to library members via its website or the Overdrive app. (What are you reading for #readinghour?
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tclibrary news blog: EBSCO eBooks

tclibrary news blog: EBSCO eBooks | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
EBSCO eBooks is a collection of over 83000 electronic books covering many topics—new titles are added each month. Subjects include art, business, education, literary criticism, biographies, history, law, psychology, ...
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Make-your-own-ebooks platform: Aerbook Maker

Make-your-own-ebooks platform: Aerbook Maker | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
I've spent the past few months reporting on platforms that help school librarians make ebooks available to their patrons. But what about librarians and other educators who want to go beyond a read-only experience and enable their students to ...
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Do You Read Like a Geek Or Like a Luddite? - Gizmodo UK

Do You Read Like a Geek Or Like a Luddite? - Gizmodo UK | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Gizmodo UKDo You Read Like a Geek Or Like a Luddite?Gizmodo UKWhen it comes to non-tome formats, I'm a big fan of the audiobook, but eReaders are all the rage if the people I see on the train are any indication of the populous at large.
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Should Your School Replace Textbooks With Ereaders? - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - blended learning, DigLN, EdTech

Should Your School Replace Textbooks With Ereaders? - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - blended learning, DigLN, EdTech | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
This February, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenged the nation to transition to digital textbooks in the next five years.
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Digital books may not be for everyone. But for blind people, they're a true revolution

Digital books may not be for everyone. But for blind people, they're a true revolution | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Peter White: Historically, only a tiny proportion of published books have made it into braille.
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iPad Mini? Nah, here comes the iBook - ZDNet Australia

iPad Mini? Nah, here comes the iBook - ZDNet Australia | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
ZDNet AustraliaiPad Mini? Nah, here comes the iBookZDNet AustraliaThe iBooks have been around for a while, but haven't made a dent in the Amazon Kindle business.
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Who Needs Publishers & Bookstores? Writers, Readers & Everyone Else - Huffington Post (blog)

Who Needs Publishers & Bookstores? Writers, Readers & Everyone Else - Huffington Post (blog) | eBooks and libraries | Scoop.it
Who Needs Publishers & Bookstores? Writers, Readers & Everyone ElseHuffington Post (blog)An idea has taken root in certain quarters that publishers aren't necessary any more. And for that matter, who needs bookstores?
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