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Scribd's E-Book Subscription Service, Now With Audiobooks

Scribd's E-Book Subscription Service, Now With Audiobooks | eBooks | Scoop.it
Scribd announces that it's adding more than 30,000 audiobooks to its service
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What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review | eBooks | Scoop.it
In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books.
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Production Demands Push Publishers to Develop Software | Digital Book World

Production Demands Push Publishers to Develop Software | Digital Book World | eBooks | Scoop.it
“Publishers aren’t software companies,” Blair Brown, Pearson Education’s associate director of design, said at the International Digital Publishing
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Target partners with e-book startup Librify - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Target partners with e-book startup Librify - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal | eBooks | Scoop.it
Target Corp. will begin offering e-books online through a deal with Librify, a publishing startup built around a subscription service.
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Yet another eBook subscription service for the trade market.  What will be the tipping point for the number of subscription services offered before we see market consolidation?

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Scholastic Launches Children’s Ebook Subscription Service in Schools | Digital Book World

Scholastic Launches Children’s Ebook Subscription Service in Schools | Digital Book World | eBooks | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Scholastic Launches New Subscription-Based Digital Reading Programs for Schools Storia® School Edition Offers 2,000 Fiction, Nonfiction
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What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers?

What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers? | eBooks | Scoop.it
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.
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OverDrive Offers School Libraries New Options for Searching, Catalog Access, and Refined Metadata - The Digital Shift

OverDrive Offers School Libraries New Options for Searching, Catalog Access, and Refined Metadata - The Digital Shift | eBooks | Scoop.it
OverDrive is rolling out upgrades to its digital service for school libraries, with a choice of thematic visual screen settings, more deft searching tools, a new book recommendation system, and social media options, among other features.
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With HarperCollins Deal, Scribd Unveils Its Bid To Become The Netflix For Books | TechCrunch

With HarperCollins Deal, Scribd Unveils Its Bid To Become The Netflix For Books | TechCrunch | eBooks | Scoop.it
The latest company making a bid to bring the subscription model to the book world is one that may already be familiar to TechCrunch readers — social publishing service Scribd.
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Oyster Adds User Curated Ebook Recommendations to Drive Discovery | Digital Book World

Oyster Adds User Curated Ebook Recommendations to Drive Discovery | Digital Book World | eBooks | Scoop.it
New Book Lists let readers create personalized collections of ebooks to recommend to friends and share on social media, adding another means of discovery.
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HTML5 Proposed Recommendation Published – Call for Review

HTML5 Proposed Recommendation Published – Call for Review | eBooks | Scoop.it
HTML5 Proposed Recommendation Published. This specification defines the 5th major revision of the core language of the Web
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Adobe’s New FXL Export

Adobe’s New FXL Export | eBooks | Scoop.it
Today, Adobe releases a significant update to InDesign. One of the new features is a fixed-layout EPUB export option. This much anticipated feature is set to have a big impact on this ebook niche m...
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Target to offer ebooks through Librify -

Target to offer ebooks through Librify - | eBooks | Scoop.it
Target has announced it’s going to start offering ebooks through a partnership with Librify, according to USA Today. Even though the new service is still a
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eBook Architects Pilots Quality Assurance Tool | Digital Book World

eBook Architects Pilots Quality Assurance Tool | Digital Book World | eBooks | Scoop.it
[Press Release] FlightDeck Tool from eBook Architects Launches Open Beta Firebrand Technologies, a leading publishing industry technology services
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New Report from Common Sense Media Reveals Dramatic Drop in Reading Among Teens | Common Sense Media

New Report from Common Sense Media Reveals Dramatic Drop in Reading Among Teens | Common Sense Media | eBooks | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Slicebooks — The easy way to slice, remix, and customize ebooks in minutes.

Slicebooks — The easy way to slice, remix, and customize ebooks in minutes. | eBooks | Scoop.it
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Scholastic Debuts Storia School Edition

Scholastic Debuts Storia School Edition | eBooks | Scoop.it
Scholastic is launching Storia School Edition and Core Clicks, two institutional e-book services that provide access to a database of fiction and nonfiction e-books designed for pre-K through grade six.
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HarperCollins, Curriculet Test New School E-book Model

HarperCollins, Curriculet Test New School E-book Model | eBooks | Scoop.it
In a hybrid venture that combines the subscription and rental e-book models, HarperCollins is partnering with Curriculet in a pilot program that offers short-term e-book purchasing to school districts.
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New high-tech San Antonio library offers look at a future without traditional book collections

New high-tech San Antonio library offers look at a future without traditional book collections | eBooks | Scoop.it
SAN ANTONIO — Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon
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6 ways eBooks can support Common Core | eSchool News | eSchool News

6 ways eBooks can support Common Core | eSchool News | eSchool News | eBooks | Scoop.it
Discover why eBooks can help students reach the goals of English Language Arts Common Core Standards thanks to enhanced features.
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Digital River's e-book strategy: Save 'hostages' from Amazon, Apple - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Digital River's e-book strategy: Save 'hostages' from Amazon, Apple - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal | eBooks | Scoop.it
Digital River Inc. will pitch e-commerce services to book publishers eager to break free from Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc.
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