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Amazon Loses Money On Tablets. It's All Going According To Plan

Amazon Loses Money On Tablets. It's All Going According To Plan | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Apple is said to make hundreds of dollars per every iPad sold--as much as a 51% profit margin for certain devices.
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Six Libraries Reach Over One Million Ebook Checkouts Through OverDrive in 2013 | Digital Book World

Six Libraries Reach Over One Million Ebook Checkouts Through OverDrive in 2013 | Digital Book World | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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
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An interesting resource to explore

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Kobo Is Using An Augmented Reality Game to Promote eReading - AppNewser

Kobo Is Using An Augmented Reality Game to Promote eReading - AppNewser | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Kobo Is Using An Augmented Reality Game to Promote eReading
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Cate Dymek's curator insight, December 19, 2013 4:11 PM

I wish we could make this a reality for adolescent readers in school! So many students are involved in video games, and they are often our reluctant readers.

 

It would be so amazing if games could be developed for school books. It would be so motivating for kids, and they could see their progress through the book by seeing their progress in the game. It would be instant gratification that books often lack for struggling readers--a video game would provide that instant feedback. 

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Great Tutorial on How to Create your Own eBook on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Tutorial on How to Create your Own eBook on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

"Creating an eBook online is no rocket science and anyone with the rudimentary knowledge of how to use internet can get his/her eBook up and viral in a couple of minutes provided the content part of it is already written in a word document. I find the typing and editing part the most  difficult stage in this process;  however, if you just want to set up a short ebook for your students then that would not take you much time.


Just a couple of weeks ago I shared here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list of great apps  to use to create eBooks on iPad and I received several emails following that post and some of you asked for tutorials on this topic. Here is one of my favorite tutorials on how to create an eBook on iPad that I always recommend to my fellow teachers. Check it out below and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy"


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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, April 1, 2013 8:36 AM

Great possibilities for creativity in the Learning Commons.

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, April 3, 2013 12:39 AM

A great way for young authors to share their work

gwynethjones's curator insight, April 5, 2013 8:20 AM

I see the tell tale signs of my beloved Comic Life!

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New Report Provides In-Depth Review of eBook Borrowing at Five U.S. Public Libraries | LJ INFOdocket

New Report Provides In-Depth Review of eBook Borrowing at Five U.S. Public Libraries | LJ INFOdocket | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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No More: The Days of Printed Frommer’s Travel Guidebooks Appear to Be Over | LJ INFOdocket

No More: The Days of Printed Frommer’s Travel Guidebooks Appear to Be Over | LJ INFOdocket | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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Bookboard, Netflix For Kids eBooks, Launches iPad App - AppNewser

Bookboard, Netflix For Kids eBooks, Launches iPad App - AppNewser | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Bookboard, Netflix For Kids eBooks, Launches iPad App
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Introducing the Book as iPad App

Slides for ALA webinar, March 1, 2013.
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Macmillan eBook Pilot Goes Live March 1

Macmillan eBook Pilot Goes Live March 1 | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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The e-reading advantage - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

The e-reading advantage - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Last month, Ryan Bretag wrote about an experiment in his school where students, often reluctant to...
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Andrea Ange's comment, February 8, 2013 5:02 AM
I love Doug. He is so much fun to read unlike some of our rather dry thinkers in education. Thanks for reminding me to check his blog Buffy!
Buffy J. Hamilton's comment, February 8, 2013 6:10 AM
I love Doug, too! You are welcome!
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Libraries Can’t Buy Many of Amazon’s Ebook Hits: January 2013 Ebook Report from DCL | American Libraries Magazine

Libraries Can’t Buy Many of Amazon’s Ebook Hits: January 2013 Ebook Report from DCL | American Libraries Magazine | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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Digital Lending, In Agreement | PWxyz

Digital Lending, In Agreement | PWxyz | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2013 | Digital Book World

Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2013 | Digital Book World | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Seeing as though 2012 is just about over, we’ve gathered publishing experts to predict what extraordinary events are to come in book publishing in 2013.
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Pearson to Take Stake in Nook Unit

Pearson to Take Stake in Nook Unit | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
The British publishing and education company Pearson says it will invest $89.5 million in the digital Nook business for a 5 percent stake, as Barnes & Noble says that its holiday sales will be below expectations.
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Not a good sign: Barnes & Noble just keeps slashing Nook tablet prices

Not a good sign: Barnes & Noble just keeps slashing Nook tablet prices | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Why is Barnes & Noble extending price cuts on Nook tablets? It may be because the retailer is trying to clear out stock.
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3D Books, Visual Search – Take Note! « Dysart & Jones

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With Book Creator 2.5 Released With a Fantastic New Sharing Option

With Book Creator 2.5 Released With a Fantastic New Sharing Option | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Book Creator is currently my favorite iPad app for creating multimedia books on your iPad. The app costs $4.99 (less with volume purchasing), but it is well worth it. The latest updates to Book Cre...
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Health Sciences: “$55M University of Michigan Library Renovation to Reflect Changing Medical Profession” | LJ INFOdocket

Health Sciences: “$55M University of Michigan Library Renovation to Reflect Changing Medical Profession” | LJ INFOdocket | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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Gang violence in prison is increasingly deadly

Gang violence in prison is increasingly deadly | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Pippa Hall-Jackson was afraid. Death was stalking him, and the 19-year-old inmate at Hays State Prison didn’t know where to turn.
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LibraryLaw Blog: Lending ebook devices - a legal update from IMLS

LibraryLaw Blog: Lending ebook devices - a legal update from IMLS | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
The Institute of Library and Museum Services has issued an advisory for libraries that lend ebook readers. They must be accessible to library patrons with print disabilities.
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Rumors: B&N to Deemphasize the Nook? Going Private? - The Digital Reader

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Webooks: A novel plan for cooperative ebook purchasing | The Next Big Thing - The Digital Shift

Webooks: A novel plan for cooperative ebook purchasing | The Next Big Thing - The Digital Shift | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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Introducing Overdrive READ

Overdrive now offers eBooks in Overdrive READ format, which allows reading eBooks directly in the browser.
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Evoke | Creating the Future for Library E-Content

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myliblog: Peter Brantley on Smashwords and agreements

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5 Startups Working to Improve the E-Book Reading Experience

5 Startups Working to Improve the E-Book Reading Experience | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
The next chapter of digital reading has begun. In the past year, several startups have emerged with plans to change the way we discover, share and consume e-books. Some have foc...
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