Entries Tagged as 'EPUB'

Articles of Interest

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Top 10 Articles of 2010 – Digital Book World Amazon Kindle E-Reader Sales Will Keep Growing in 2011: 10 Reasons Why – Mobile and Wireless – News & Reviews – eWeek.com Predictions for 2011 from Smashwords Founder – GalleyCat How to add books to the iPad, iPhone, etc. Check Out Library Books Using Your Phone […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Two studies released – Library Use of eBooks & eBook Impact on Publishers

December 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

There have been lots of surveys floating around about eBooks this past year.  Two of those surveys released results in the last couple of weeks. The first was done by the Primary Research Group, Library Use of Ebooks, 2011 Edition. This is available for purchase ($89) and includes data on library spending and contracts for […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Using Bluefire Reader to Download Library eBooks

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

There have been several blog posts this week about using the BlueFire Reader application to download eBooks from library collections to various iOS devices.  Josh Hadro from Library Journal has a great post with step-by-step instructions and screen shots.  Other posts, not as detailed as Josh’s, include: CNet – Bluefire Reader brings free public-library e-books […]

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Tags: DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices

Articles of Interest

November 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Three misperceptions about the ebook business Textbooks headed for ash heap of history? A Student’s Stranded On A Desert Island … Tech Devices Inside the Google Books Algorithm – Alexis Madrigal – Technology – The Atlantic iTunes U Introduces Free eBooks: Download Shakespeare’s Complete Works Joe Wikert’s Publishing 2020 Blog: eBooks: Lending vs. Reselling Forrester […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

OverDrive eBook app for the iPhone – Sneak Peak

November 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today OverDrive posted a Video Sneak Preview of their upcoming eBook app for iPhone. Check it out at the following: Digital Library Blog Post: http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2010/11/09/sneak-preview-overdrive-ebook-app-for-iphone/ YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhbV3phZ-N4 The app will support OverDrive-supplied EPUB eBooks upon initial release, and will also continue to support OverDrive MP3 audiobooks like previous versions of the OverDrive app for […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

OverDrive’s Gutenberg Project now LIVE

November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Big news fom the Digital Library blog at OverDrive about their pilot project with Project Gutenberg records – it’s live and available for libraries.  From the blog post:  OverDrive’s Project Gutenberg eBook collection, featuring over 15,000 EPUB titles that are free to your library and to your customers, is out of beta and available on more […]

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Tags: Discovery · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Charleston Conference – Open Textbooks Model & Library Involvement

November 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

Jeff Shelstad, Founder and CEO of FlatWorld Knowledge spoke first. Jeff provided some stats on higher education: 19.1 million students in 2010 in college $850 avg spent on textbook so, it’s about a 10billion industry Cengage, Pearson, McGraw-Hill are the big 3 publishers along with many other small ones Problem is that the industry has outworn […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

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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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · EPUB · Formats

Articles of Interest

October 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

I missed this last Friday, sorry for the long list. PA sets out restrictions on library e-book lending | theBookseller.com UK Publishers Association sets out restrictions on ebook lending – stupid! Specter of e-book piracy looms large on horizon If Libraries are Screwed, so are the Rest of Us | Digital Book World How five […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

ALA TechSource Bloggers Discuss the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit

October 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

ALA TechSource bloggers  Kate Sheehan, Jason Griffey, and Cindi Trainor chatted with me about their impressions of the LJ/SLJ Libraries at the Tipping Point eBook Summit.  The full story is available  on the ALA TechSource blog.

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries