“A new report from the IFLA reminds us that annoyances like Penguin and other major US trade publishers restricting checkouts is truly a first world problem. Released last week, the IFLA 2014 eLending Background Paper offers a detailed look at the...”
It’s been just over a day since I broke the news that Amazon had a Netflix style ebook service in the works. We still haven’t gotten a comment from Amazon, but both of Amazon’s smaller competitors have commented on Kindle Unlimited.
From Chris Walters’ Booksprung blog. This looks like a great application and I think I’m going to spring for it: I’ve been trying to come up with a good way to describe the newly released Longform app for iPad.
“Oyster is bucking the trend this week. While most a lot of media services avoid in-app purchases on iOS, the ebook subscription service Oyster released a new update on Friday to their app which added the option.”
We'll focus on multimedia books that are released as individual apps, such as London: A City Through Time.
Each week you'll watch video demos of particular apps, and discuss our course readings in the class forum. You may also write your own reviews of particular book apps and contribute those to our course site for discussion with your colleagues.
Nicole Hennig's insight:
This course gets five stars not only for the information it contains, but also for the level of empowerment it provides. I signed up not knowing a thing about book apps, and in a month's time I am using them at work and collaborating with a library colleague to create a book app of our own for use in story times. The topic is timely, relevant and fun! I couldn't ask for more. - Susan Hansen, Branch Manager, West Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT
Documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, released this week, not a new documentary but an iPad app, also called Ken Burns. The application is a collection of short streaming videos, spanning the history of the U.S., from 1776 to 2000.
“These day you can get monthly subscriptions to magazines, newspapers, streaming movies and television shows, even video games. On the iPad, you can read your periodicals, watch your shows, and play video games until your thumbs are sore.”
The Media Lab at MIT has just revealed a new concept for a physically interactive book called Sensory Fiction, and it looks like Sci-Fi’s longtime pipedream of programmable sensorial storytelling has finally finally come to pass.
Amazon’s new ereader leaked yesterday, and Amazon responded by officially launching it – on all their websites. The new Kindle Paperwhite is up for pre-order in the UK, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, and Brazil.
That's not an index finger that Amazon is showing you.Shortly after the time that the Kindle Fire launched, I discovered that Amazon had quietly blocked all their competitor’s reading apps from being seen in the Appstore on the Kindle Fire.
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