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Changing Mindsets: Digital Publishing is Not Simply a PDF

Changing Mindsets: Digital Publishing is Not Simply a PDF | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
In the age of digital publishing, it isn't enough to just create your print offerings in digital form. Here's why.
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28% Of U.S. Adults Read On eReader Or Tablet - eBookNewser

28% Of U.S.Adults Read On eReader Or Tablet...
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Robolibraries rolling out in suburbs

Robolibraries rolling out in suburbs | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Libraries short on cash, parking and staff are looking at self-service options to reach customers during off hours without adding work for employees.
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'Librotraficante' Movement To Open 'Underground Libraries' Following Alleged Book Banning

'Librotraficante' Movement To Open 'Underground Libraries' Following Alleged Book Banning | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
An 'underground library' movement is starting to develop in Houston, San Antonio, Albuquerque and Tucson as part of the 'Librotraficante Caravan' , a convoy instigated by the alleged banning of books from Mexican-American Studies (MAS) programs by...
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The Reality of Amazon and the Digital Publishing World

The Reality of Amazon and the Digital Publishing World | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Amazon is being proclaimed the Death Star of publishing by authors (Scott Turow called it the Darth Vader, but let's go bigger), bookstores, the Big 6, the Little 17, and the Weird 55 and all life ...
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What does Lisbeth Salander really look like? [video BBC]

What does Lisbeth Salander really look like? [video BBC] | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Composite software allows an artist to create sketches of literary characters.

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Notice to publishers: curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

Notice to publishers: curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
With yet another publisher announcing today that it's dropping out of the library eBook market, I decided to put up a new sign in our library in a few different...
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B&N Hits Amazon Where It Hurts: Authors

B&N Hits Amazon Where It Hurts: Authors | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
When Amazon offered in December to reward customers who scanned book bar codes in bookstores and then bought the book on Amazon instead, we wrote Amazon’s...
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Opinion: Five things that worry us about Apple's textbook push

Opinion: Five things that worry us about Apple's textbook push | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Textbooks need to be revolutionised, but we have serious concerns about the way in which Apple is going about it.
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Podiobooker » Blog Archive » Audible and ACX’s message to indie authors – F*#@ off!

Podiobooker » Blog Archive » Audible and ACX’s message to indie authors – F*#@ off! | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

Someone look up the definition of “exclusive”. I am not sure that word means what ACX thinks it means.

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TechCrunch | Apple Unveils New iBooks Author Tool, Not Just For Textbooks

TechCrunch | Apple Unveils New iBooks Author Tool, Not Just For Textbooks | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Apple has spent the past few moments demoing all the new education-friendly featured in iBooks 2, but they have just now answered the question of how authors can create that kind of rich content.
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Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing

Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
This coming Thursday, Apple will announce tools and platforms to expand digital publishing to the masses and help transform the textbook industry, according to our sources.
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One in 40 UK adults receive Amazon Kindle for Christmas

One in 40 UK adults receive Amazon Kindle for Christmas | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Amazon's fourth generation Kindle eReader cleaned up in the Christmas eReader competition, doubling its sales from last year...
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Rights Group Demands Cash So Libraries Can Read Books To Kids | TorrentFreak

Rights Group Demands Cash So Libraries Can Read Books To Kids | TorrentFreak | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Libraries are wonderful places where even the poor can develop their reading skills and enrich their lives with knowledge, but for infamous rights group SABAM they are just another outlet from which to extract cash.
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Apple admits to two key allegations in ebook price fixing case

Apple admits to two key allegations in ebook price fixing case | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
While Apple and book publishers may find themselves on the precipice of an antitrust lawsuit from the Justice Department, filings in a concurrent civil class-action lawsuit obtained by BetaNews indicate that Apple has already admitted to two of the...
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Legal Censorship: PayPal Makes a Habit of Deciding What Users Can Read | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Legal Censorship: PayPal Makes a Habit of Deciding What Users Can Read | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

PayPal has instituted a new policy aimed at censoring what digital denizens can and can’t read, and they’re doing it in a way that leaves us with little recourse to challenge their policies in court.

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Reddit Steps Up for Kids’ Books — The Digital Shift

Reddit Steps Up for Kids’ Books — The Digital Shift | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

Social news site reddit isn’t often associated with children’s literature. But the birthplace of memes, where practically anything goes, is asking “redditors” to help fund teacher’s book-related projects through a cooperative program with DonorsChoose.org.

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Apps Are ‘Huge’ For Barnes & Noble

Apps Are ‘Huge’ For Barnes & Noble | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Seeking to advance the narrative that the Nook Tablet is a true multimedia tablet and not just a big expensive e-reader, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) CEO William Lynch said in an investor call today that apps are the company’s fastest-growing content...
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How to Talk to Your Patrons About Penguin & Other Publishers Not Loaning eBooks to Libraries

How to Talk to Your Patrons About Penguin & Other Publishers Not Loaning eBooks to Libraries | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
And how to get them to talk to the Publishers. I've had this post in my drafts for a long time.
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Northern Valley: Virtual libraries could be the future - NorthJersey.com

Northern Valley: Virtual libraries could be the future - NorthJersey.com | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
It's hard to imagine a library without books, but that may the future as towns struggle to maintain their budgets.The Northvale Public ...
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5by5 | The Ihnatko Almanac #16: Some Assembly Required

5by5 | The Ihnatko Almanac #16: Some Assembly Required | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
5by5 - The Ihnatko Almanac #16: Some Assembly Required...

 

Andy and Dan talk about Apple’s Education event and the capabilities and limitations of the new iBooks Author app which Andy used to create a book entitled “Readme.Quack”.

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Teens lag gehind all other age groups in ebook adoption, says Bowker study | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Bowker's PubTrack Consumer Survey has reported that young adults may not be avid ebook fans.
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29 Percent of U.S. Adults Own a Tablet or Ereader [STUDY] Mashable 29 Percent of U.S. Adults Own a Tablet or Ereader [STUDY] | The top source for social and digital news

29 Percent of U.S. Adults Own a Tablet or Ereader [STUDY] Mashable 29 Percent of U.S. Adults Own a Tablet or Ereader [STUDY] | The top source for social and digital news | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
19 percent of adults in the United States own a tablet, and 29 percent own either a tablet or an ereader.
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Penguin Further Narrows Library Access, Suspending Availability of Audiobook Titles — The Digital Shift

Penguin Group has suspended the availability of download audiobook titles for library purchase across all vendors, according to a message that OverDrive sent to its library partners today.


The OverDrive message says: “This change does not affect any Penguin audiobook titles currently in your library’s catalog. Your library will be able to purchase additional copies of titles released before 11/14/2011. However, titles released after this date and new releases will not be available, per instruction from the publisher.”

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If Libraries Didn't Exist, Would Publishers Be Trying To Kill Book Lending? | Techdirt

If Libraries Didn't Exist, Would Publishers Be Trying To Kill Book Lending? | Techdirt | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Against the background of today's war on sharing, exemplified by SOPA and PIPA, traditional libraries underline an inconvenient truth: allowing people to share things – principally books in the case of libraries – does not lead to the collapse of...
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