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When I was 20 I was immensely proud of the rows of grey-spined Penguin Modern Classics in my bookcase.
eBooks a Priority with the American Library Association Good E-Reader (blog) The American Library Association is holding its annual conference in Las Vegas, starting June 26th.
Book startups face a number of challenges — not least of which is the fact that they are competing with Amazon.
The Consumer Eagle The Rise of E-Books and a Shrinking Library Catalog The Consumer Eagle Most local libraries purchase licensing agreements to e-books through a distributor.
Whether you're looking for something good to read or learning a new skill, these sites have tons of e-books that you can download for free!
It’s been another exciting year for the publishing industry – perhaps the most dynamic in the history of the business.
Les predictions sont toujours... comment dire... Hum. ;-) mais elles ont une force intuitive qui peuvent vous faire changer de point de vue.
Should libraries get an ebook discount? MobyLives In “Libraries and Ebooks,” posted in Locus Online yesterday, author and blgger Cory Doctorow argued that publishers should find a better model for selling ebooks to libraries.
Fiction eBooks to Overtake Print by 2014 Good E-Reader Nielson is reporting that they have it on good authority that Fiction eBooks will overtake print by 2014.
By Melissa Foster for IndieReader There’s a lot of controversy circulating throughout the publishing industry about the pricing of ebooks, and it’s a significant topic that warrants discussion.
Ebook revenue growth in the U.S. has slowed in 2013 afters years of double- and triple-digit gains. Ebook revenues for trade publishing grew 5% in the first quarter of 2013 to $393.6 million.
This excellent interview with Jamie Larue discusses how the Douglas County Libraries are making eBooks available to library patrons.
Are E-Books Better or Worse Than Print For Kids?
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading
L'impact de l'utilisation d'Internet sur le lecteur. Hum... À creuser davantage ...
In our moves to have students read all their content from a screen are we doing them any favours? This article introduces the concept of the bi literal brain and argues that students need to develop both linear and non-linear reading strategies.
UPDATE: The number of libraries reaching this market increased from two last year to six this year. From an OverDrive spokesperson: New York Public Library
An interesting resource to explore
Six Libraries Exceed a Million Digital Checkouts This Year: OverDrive
The eBookChallenge is an online resource designed to help orientate senior institutional managers and to support institutions in the effective adoption and deployment of ebooks and ebook technology.
The site contains Case studies, reports, infographics and statistics that can aid academic staff to more easily understand and evaluate the true impact and opportunities offered by ebooks.
The work done circles around three main ebook interest areas:
creation, curation and consumption
A useful and well-organized reference for anyone involved in planning and organizing the integration of ebooks in the academic curriculum.
Resourceful. Organized. 8/10
Find out more: http://ebookchallenge.org.uk/
Main report: http://ebookchallenge.org.uk/report/
This sums it up for responsive designs and content for future - for ebooks!!
Uma referência útil e bem organizada para qualquer pessoa envolvida no planejamento e organização da integração de ebooks no currículo acadêmico.
New Kindle Paperwhite Has Goodreads Built into Device
Libraries have been digitizing their collections for years, but the materials can be hard to find. Enter the Digital Public Library of America.
Libraries buy lots of books. Library patrons like to read bestsellers at the library. They have e-book readers and ask: Why can’t I check out these virtual books at the library too?
As far as media delivery goes, e-books are pretty flat. You get the book and maybe some notes or background info from the publisher, and that's pretty much it. That's not good enough for Amazon.
SIPX aims to simplify digital rights management for end users – faculty and students – while at the same time making life easier for the publishers and purchasers of the content
The children's book market has become the focus of a lot of attention from a variety of branches of publishing. From retailers and publishers who