Entries Tagged as 'Formats'

Copia releases a free, contextually annotated eBook – Pride and Prejudice

October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Enhanced eBooks are the future and Copia demonstrates this with their new annotated version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  It’s a free download for the Copia desktop reader. According to Seth Kaufman, VP of Marketing and Merchandising, “the Copia version offers a glimpse into the future of what an interactive eBook can be, of […]

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Articles of Interest

October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Online textbooks moving into schools – The Washington Post Public Library eBooks on the Amazon Kindle – We Got Screwed | Librarian by Day Amazon Kindle Fire: Tablet Product Strategy Done Right | Forrester Blogs Mental Graffiti: Will Amazon Offer Purchasing and/or Donation Options for Library-Owed E-Books? Ebook Summit 2011: “Don’t Buy Ebooks” bepress CEO […]

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University Press Scholarship Online launches

October 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off

Earlier this year several announcements were made about University Press eBook consortial groups.  OUP launched one of those efforts and is now announcing the new platform.  It’s based on OUP’s Oxford Scholarship Online product.  Here’s more from the press release: Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce the creation of a groundbreaking online platform […]

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Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, and the $79 Kindle

September 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Big news today from Amazon about the forthcoming release of the new Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet to be available on November 15th.  In addition to the Fire, Amazon also introduced  a touchscreen e-reader called Kindle Touch.  It’s black and white with no keyboard and will cost $99 for wi-fi version.  Finally, they announced the […]

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OverDrive Press Release about Kindle lending launch – sites up within days

September 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Just received this OverDrive press release in email: In a move highly anticipated since its initial announcement in April, public libraries and schools in the U.S. can now lend eBooks for the Amazon® Kindle.  OverDrive (www.overdrive.com) announced today that it has begun adding Kindle compatibility to all of the U.S. public and school libraries in […]

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Blio and Axis 360 from Baker & Taylor – an interview with Michael Bills

September 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week I interviewed Michael Bills,  Director for Sales, Digital Products,  from Baker & Taylor about their eReader software, Blio.  Michael discussed the functionality of Blio and discussed Axis 360, a hosting and circulation platform for the Blio reader. For more information on blio, visit http://www.baker-taylor.com/blio.cfm Michaels interview, along with 40+ others are available on […]

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Articles of Interest

September 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

UNC Announces Launch of Digital Innovation Lab New Swedish ebook platform – Platify – opens | TeleRead Which is the best format for ebooks? | Ask Jack | Technology | guardian.co.uk Will Amazon’s ‘Digital Library’ Kill the Physical One? Let’s Hope Not – Technology Review School Libraries Struggle with E-Book Loans | MindShift JibJab Lets […]

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Articles of Interest

September 7th, 2011 · Comments Off

Amazon Coming to Spain Next Week – Kindle Store to follow? – eBookNewser Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real. I’ve Seen It, Played With It. | TechCrunch Hybrid Books: ‘Illuminations’ And The Future of the eReader On the evilness of the emerging ebook app ecosystem … We Ask Ken Wissoker: Do We Need to Rethink […]

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Sony’s new 6″ Reader Wi-Fi to offer wireless connectivity to public library systems

September 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

From PR Newswire, August 31st: Sony today announced the launch of the lightest touch screen 6″ eReader device ever, Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1), providing the most natural and immersive reading experience yet for book lovers. The new Reader Wi-Fi builds on the popularity of last year’s line, while reducing size and weight and incorporating new and […]

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Ungluing eBooks – creative commons licensed eBooks

August 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Eric Hellman has a new blog post on his Go To Hellman site with updates on his new project to support open access eBooks– Unglue.it (or unglueit.com). From the post: For readers new to this blog, “ungluing ebooks” is what I’m calling the process of raising money to make creative-commons licensed ebook editions of the […]

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