Entries Tagged as 'Google Books'

Free online academic eBooks increases discovery, but not sales

September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

An article in the Scholarly Kitchen blog summarizes a recent study done by Ronald Snijder of the Amsterdam University Press (AUP).  According to SK, “the study, appearing in the October issue of Learned Publishing, “The profits of free books: an experiment to measure the impact of open access publishing,” describes the results of an experiment […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Google Books · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Future of Libraries 2010: The Consumer and Library E-book Markets

September 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

A must read post from the Librarian in Black blog, Future of Libraries 2010: The Consumer and Library E-book Markets, offers a summation from 3 speakers at this event held in San Francisco on September 21st.  They include Paul Sims, Ann Awakuni, and Henry Bankhead. A few clips from the post: Paul Sims, “He believes […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Publishing

Google Exec to Speak at Free Virtual Publishing Business Conference

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from Teleread. Thanks, Paul. Mark Nelson, Strategic Partner Manager & International Lead at Google, will be interviewed during a special keynote event, LIVE during the Publishing Business VIRTUAL Conference & Expo (produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines), Sept. 16 at 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ET. Register for Free The […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Google Books

Three New eBook Platforms Nearing their Debut

August 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

Great post in the Idea Logical Blog about 3 new eBook platforms – Google Editions, blio, and Copia.  The author, Mike Shatzkin, discusses each of the readers angles, pricing, content, and challenges.  Shatzkin’s final take, “So I think we can expect a multi-player ebook market, with some incompatible formats and a lot of incompatible DRM […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Formats · Google Books · New Products · Publishing · Vendor News

New Articles of Interest

July 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Here’s what I’ve been reading (and listening to) this week: In E-Publishing Revolution, Rights Battle Wears On : NPR How to self-publish an e-book – CNET News How will ebookstores earn your loyalty? New gov’t rules allow unapproved iPhone apps LibriVox – free audiobooks in the public domain Upstart E-readers Fade to Black as Tablets […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Publishing · Self Publishing

Google Editions: What We Know (and Don’t Know)

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off

Eric Freese, and Aptara Solutions Architect, wrote an article for the Digital Book World blog yesterday, “Google Editions:  what we know and don’t know.”  In this article he discusses content, platforms, partners, EPUB, price, and the possibility of a “gpad” type tablet in the future.  Unfortunately, as the title suggests, there is much we don’t […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · New Products · Print on demand · Publishing

New Articles of Interest

June 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Another batch of good reads out there this week. Digital textbooks for higher education, eBook readers for schools in MA and FL, and Sony stating eBooks will overtake print within 5 years. Kno Introduces Groundbreaking Digital Textbook and Learning Platform That Helps College Students “Break Free” from the Drudgery of Studying Sony: ebooks to overtake […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Google Books · Mobile Devices · New Products · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

April 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some interesting articles and blog posts these past couple weeks on e-books.  The New Yorker article on the iPad, the Kindle and the future of e-books is particularly good. Google Book Settlement Market Analysis Q&A – 4/22/2010 – Library Journal The iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books: newyorker.com More Texas school districts look […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

OCLC adding Google Books and HathiTrust records to WorldCat

April 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Great news for eBook exposure!  In an effort to maximize the visibility and value of libraries’ full collections, OCLC is adding records to WorldCat that represent digitized books from the Google Books Library Project and the HathiTrust Digital Library to provide greater access to and increased visibility of these rich digitized collections. OCLC is working […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

New Articles of Interest

March 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m way behind on posting links to articles I’ve bookmarked in delicious.  There’s been so much activity in the industry these last few weeks that I can’t keep up.  So, here is a long list of things I’ve found from the past month. Amazon Ups the Anti in eBook Price Wars; Rumors Say Apple is […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Google Books · New Products · Textbooks