Entries Tagged as 'Enhanced eBooks'

Cengage Unveils MindTap, an interactive learning program

March 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

Cengage Learning recently unveiled MindTap™, a program of digital products and services, including Cengage content, that engages students through interactivity and offers instructors choice in content, platforms, devices and learning tools.  Beyond an eBook, course delivery platform or Learning Management System, MindTap is the first in a new category of Personal Learning Experiences (PLEs). MindTap […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Publishing · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

Kirkus Reviews Launches New Category – Children’s Book Apps

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

While at the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference earlier this week, I attended a session on literary reviewing in the digital age.  Bob Carlton from Kirkus was on the panel and provided an overview of the new project Kirkus is taking on to review children’s book apps.   It will be live in early March.  The […]

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Tags: Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

TOC – Publisher CTO Panel, the future of ebook technology, TeleRead

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Summary of Tools of Change session, reprinted in full from Teleread.com by Paul Biba Bill Godfrey (Elsevier), Rich Rothstein (HarperCollins Publishers), Andrew Savikas (O’Reilly Media, Inc.)Moderated by: Abe Murray (Google, Inc. ) Savikas: first foray in 1987. Stared with cd books and online books in 2001, which was first substantial digital presence. Wish is that […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · EPUB · Formats · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

TOC – EPUB 3 Update

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

EPUB 3 update panel included Robert Kasher (Book Masters), Keith Fahlgren (Threepress Consulting Inc.), George Kerscher (Daisy Consortium), Bill Kasdorf (Apex Content Solutions) EPUB 3 was just announced this morning by the IDPF.  The final draft of standard being readied for release at BEA 2011.  http://idpf.org/epub/30 – public release of standard here, ready for comment, looking for lots […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Conferences/Events · Enhanced eBooks · EPUB · Formats

O’Reilly Tools of Change – Keynote with Skip Prichard

February 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Skip Prichard, CEO and President of Ingram Content Group, provided a keynote full of energy and enthusiasm. (The video is available here.)  His theme was the adoption of technology, change, taking risks, and staying true to the purpose of the company.  Skip began with a general overview and summary of the technologies of today stating, ”we […]

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Horizon Report – Ebooks – One year or less to Adoption

February 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

This is probably not a surprise to many people, but the 2011 Horizon Report has listed eBooks as a technology that has one year or less to adoption. From the Horizon Report:  ”Now that they are firmly established in the consumer sector, electronic books are beginning to demonstrate capabilities that challenge the very definition of reading. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · Mobile Devices · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Articles of Interest

January 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

New Ebook Platforms Target the Scholarly Monograph The networked library of the future as bookseller : Futurebook eBookFling Wants To Be The Netflix Of eBook Lending – eBookNewser Digital Book World: Industry forecast – results of the DBW/Forrester 2010 publishing survey What Publishers Need To Know About Making Enhanced eBooks – eBookNewser Digital Book World […]

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Articles of Interest

December 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

New ereader app hits the iPad: iFlow Is Your E-Book Reading Up On You? : NPR 5 E-Book Trends That Will Change the Future of Publishing Reckless Enthusiasm and the Platform Wars – Scholarly Kitchen Heading to a Digital Holiday

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eBooks 102 – From Print to Enhanced eBooks – Webinar

October 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Aptara and Digital Book World are sponsoring a complimentary webinar on November 2nd on the development and production of eBooks.  The description from their website, where you can register,  is: Enhanced eBooks and apps aren’t simple, natural extensions of their printed counterparts. They require a great deal of careful planning, due to differences in eReader […]

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Tools of Change – Networked, Mobile and Landlocked, Current Ereaders

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Tools of Change – Networked, Mobile & Landlocked – Current Ereaders – Feb 22 11:45 – 12:30 Liza Daly and Keith Fahlgren Requiem for an ebook shopper – consumer perspective on devices available Liza showed a interesting slide with the interconnectivity (or not) by popular readers, very complicated to buy a book (consumer says, the […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · Mobile Devices