Entries Tagged as 'DRM'

Book Snatching, the most violent act in the history of reading

March 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Yoav Lorch, Founder and CEO of Total Boox, Ltd. sent me this story he wrote about snatching ebooks.  I think it’s a clever tale showing us the sad state of ebook borrowing in many of our libraries.  He gave me permission to post it here. Book Snatching Or Clearly the most violent act in the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries

Interview with Adam Chesler from Business Expert Press and Momentum Press

November 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

Last week at the Charleston Conference I had a chance to chat with Adam Chesler.  Adam is the Director of Library Relations for two start-up presses, Business Expert Press and Momentum Press.  During our interview we discussed the business models of eBooks, DRM, and SERU and the user friendly business models of the presses Adam […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Publishing · Vendor News

Tor/Forge ebook titles to go DRM Free

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

From the press release: Tom Doherty Associates, publishers of Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen, today announced that by early July 2012, their entire list of e-books will be available DRM-free. “Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time,” said president and publisher Tom Doherty. “They’re a technically sophisticated […]

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Tags: DRM · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Publishing · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

April 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

E-Books Drive Revenue Growth Across Book Trade in January 2012 – Digital Book World JK Rowling’s Pottermore Breaks eBook Lockdown, Might Change eBooks Forever – Huffington Post LG Begins Mass Production of first flexible , plastic eInk displays – Extreme Tech An Academic Spring – American Libraries A Look at Students using eTextbooks (Infographic) – […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · Open Access · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Articles of Interest: Pottermore version

March 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Great reads today about the launch of e-book sales from Pottermore. Pottermore Shop (for ebooks, U.S. site) Announcements:  Potter Available on Nook and Kindle – Digital Book World You Can Buy the Harry Potter E-Books Now – Here’s What You Need to Know – paidcontent.org Harry Potter Digital Checkouts Start Thursday – Digital Shift Why […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Bookshare celebrates 10 years of providing eBooks to those with print disabilities

March 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment

March 12, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA – Bookshare, the global leader in providing digital accessible books to people with print disabilities, today announced its 10th anniversary. Throughout the last ten years, Bookshare has been at the forefront of the digital book revolution, applying Silicon Valley technology to pioneer an innovative new approach to a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · DRM · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – What you’ve missed the last two weeks

January 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

Many of you have been away on holiday the last two weeks, so here is a list of interesting articles you may have missed: Go To Hellman: 2011: The Year the eBook Wars Broke Out Five Big Publishing Stories of 2011 That Will Bleed into 2012 – DigitalBookWorld Five things we learned about publishing in […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Open Access · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – Public Libraries & OverDrive, DRM, and fixed pricing

December 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

The E-book Investigations: Are Publishers And Apple Breaking The Law? | paidContent FEATURE: Ebooks on Fire: Controversies Surrounding Ebooks in Libraries OverDrive Has Different eBook Catalogs for Different Libraries theanalogdivide » Blog Archive » It’s Not Just Overdrive. Library Wars: Amazon and Publishers Vie for Control of E-Book Rentals – Peter Osnos – Entertainment – […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries · Self Publishing · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – Penguin/OverDrive edition

November 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

A flurry of blog posts and news articles are appearing related to the Penguin announcement to suspend library lending of titles. Here are a few articles of interest: OverDrive Suspends Access to New Penguin eBook Titles, “Get For Kindle” Access Also Shutdown « INFOdocket Penguin Group USA to No Longer Allow Library Lending of New […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

Internet Librarian – Ebooks: Putting the Issues on the Table

October 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Internet Librarian Conference 2011 – Ebooks:  Putting the Issues on the Table Presenters: Bobbi L. Newman – Learning Consultant and author Librarian by Day blog,  Sarah Houghton – Asst. Director San Rafael Public Library and author LibrarianInBack.net, Amy Affelt – Director of Database Research Compass Lexecon, and Faith Ward – Librarian Garrison Forest School These […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics