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Quarter of U.S. Adults Consider Themselves E-Book Readers, According to New Report | Digital Book World

Quarter of U.S. Adults Consider Themselves E-Book Readers, According to New Report | Digital Book World | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
[Press Release] E-Book User Base Expands to 24.5% of Adult Population Simba Information, the market research firm specializing in publishing and media,...
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Sony's New Ereader Faces Uphill Battle | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Sony's New Ereader Faces Uphill Battle | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Sony announces it latest ereader is ready for order. Now it has to convince consumers to ignore the two big book sellers on the web and use its own book store.
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Go To Hellman: Why I'm not mad at Amazon

Go To Hellman: Why I'm not mad at Amazon | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

Amazon seems moderately competent to me. That puts them in the top decile of large American corporations. So when Sarah Houghton, the "Librarian in Black" tweeted me "I hope you won't mind if I'm still mad at them ;)" I realized that I'm not mad at Amazon at all. A big company acting like a big company is not the sort of thing I get mad at. I've worked for one of the biggest companies in the world (at least it used to be!) So when Amazon forces my small company to suspend crowdfunding because of its big-company traits, I find it hard to get too worked up.

But let me tell you the whole story.

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Rightsizing Digital Content Purchase Groups | American Libraries Magazine

Rightsizing Digital Content Purchase Groups | American Libraries Magazine | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

I guess the winner will be either the squeakiest library type—or maybe nobody. An example of the breakdown is happening right now.

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Startup challenges textbook market by packaging open access materials | Inside Higher Ed

Startup challenges textbook market by packaging open access materials | Inside Higher Ed | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

Textbook publishers have almost boundless disdain for Boundless Learning, and it's not hard to see why.

The company, which unveiled an upgraded, public iteration of its software Wednesday after a year in beta, offers college students free, open versions of textbooks that would normally cost them scores if not hundreds of dollars. It describes what it does as "textbook replacement."

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/10/startup-challenges-textbook-market-packaging-open-access-materials#ixzz238UK9S9t
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myliblog: ALA releases ebook business models

myliblog: ALA releases ebook business models | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

Washington, DC – Based on conversations with publishers and deliberations on the ebook market, the American Library Association (ALA) today released Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries, a report that describes general features and attributes of the current ebook environment and outlines constraints and restrictions of current business models. The report, which was created by the ALA Digital Content & Libraries Working Group (DCWG), suggests opportunities for publishers to showcase content through public libraries.

 

“The DCWG will continue its advocacy on ebook business models for public libraries as it increases its focus on other aspects of ebooks such as the school library market and accessibility issues,” said Carrie Russell, lead ALA staffer for the business models subgroup.

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OverDrive – School Download Library Access Agreement

You may not download Digital Content to any school media center or library Device or any other school-issued Device that allows for access by multiple users. Digital Content may be used on school-issued Devices that are issued to students under a one-to-one device program where each Device is assigned for the exclusive use by a single student.

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Moving Beyond the NetLibrary Legacy, EBSCO Reshapes Its Ebook Platform

“If you understand the basics of searching and using EBSCOhost, ebooks aren’t that different. It’s very intuitive,” Breen said. “Think about the time and money it saves a library staff to not have to train on another new platform,” he said

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With Axis 360, Baker & Taylor Establishes a Foothold in the Ebook Distribution Market

With Axis 360, Baker & Taylor Establishes a Foothold in the Ebook Distribution Market | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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Ebooks and School Libraries | American Libraries Magazine

Ebooks and School Libraries | 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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Amazon set to introduce new Kindles at September 6 event

Amazon set to introduce new Kindles at September 6 event | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Amazon has sent out invites for a press conference in Santa Monica, Calif., where it's expected the company will introduce new Kindle devices. Read this blog post by David Carnoy on E-book readers.
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Make-your-own-ebooks platform: Aerbook Maker

Make-your-own-ebooks platform: Aerbook Maker | eBooks, eReaders, 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 easily create, share—and even market—their very own slick, tablet-ready graphical ebooks and mobile apps? Enter Aerbook Maker.

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Barnes & Noble Cuts Nook Prices

Barnes & Noble Cuts Nook Prices | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble dropped the prices of its three tablets, including slashing $50 from the price of its 16-gigabyte Nook Tablet to $199.
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ALA Releases Report on Library E-book Business Models

ALA Releases Report on Library E-book Business Models | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Responding to what it calls “urgent member concerns,” the American Library Association’s Digital Content & Libraries Working Group this week released a brief informational report on the e-book market.
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Open thread: Amazon forces Unglue.it to Suspend Crowdfunding for Creative Commons eBooks

Open thread: Amazon forces Unglue.it to Suspend Crowdfunding for Creative Commons eBooks | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Amazon Payments has informed us that they will no longer process pledge payments for Unglue.it, forcing us to suspend all active ungluing campaigns. According to a Senior Account Manager at Amazon,...
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Kno Launches K–12 E-Textbooks, Geared Toward Parents, Home Use

Kno Launches K–12 E-Textbooks, Geared Toward Parents, Home Use | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

Education software outfit Kno has partnering with publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to offer interactive textbooks for K–12 students. The digital titles are available for the iPad, Android, Windows 7 and the Web, with topics spanning the Common Core State Standards.
The textbooks are available for $9.99 or less for a one-year rental and are geared for home use, according to the Santa Clara-based company’s release, and aimed for purchase by parents to “supplement classroom learning through enhanced digital content at home.” “Even if the schools have not adopted digital textbooks,” says Kno CEO Osman Rashid.

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Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?

Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
With ultra-affordable e-ink readers, midprice color tablets like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire, and even the more expensive iPads all vying for your e-book dollar, what's the best choice for you? It depends.
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Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship

Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

Here’s my conclusion: ebook models make us choose. And I don’t mean choosing which catalog, or interface, or set of contract terms we want — though we do make those choices, and they matter. I mean that we choose which values to advance, and which to sacrifice. We’re making those values choices every time we sign a contract, whether we talk about it or not.

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Ebook Platforms For Libraries

Ebook Platforms For Libraries | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Library Journal and School Library Journal present an ongoing series that takes an indepth look at some of the ebook platforms that are now in the marketplace.
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10 Things E-Books Won't Tell You

10 Things E-Books Won't Tell You | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Don't dismantle those bookshelves just yet. We reveal why e-reading is still far from perfect.
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