Entries Tagged as 'Marketing'

Big Library Read pilot program via OverDrive shows library impact on literacy, books sales, and author recognition

May 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

This is a great idea.  I hope many of you will read the book and promote it to your patrons.  I look forward to seeing the results of this pilot program. Follow the program on twitter – #BigLibraryRead. Cleveland, May 16, 2013 – Today, more than 7,500 libraries around the world are participating in the […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Marketing · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

National Library Board and Singapore Airlines offer in flight audio books

May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

From InfoDOCKET  02 May 2012 – Joint Release with National Library Board- Customers on board Singapore Airlines flights can now look forward to a wider selection of audio books on KrisWorld, the Airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, through a collaboration with the National Library Board (NLB). They can relax and enjoy a “good read” while […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Library News · Marketing · Mobile Devices · New Products

Bowker releases results of global ebook research

March 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Bowker press release: 27 March 2012 (LONDON) — Australia, India, the U.K. and the U.S. are leading the world in e-book adoption rates, according to Bowker Market Research’s Global eBook Monitor, The study tracks consumer attitudes to and purchasing of e-books in major world markets. Bowker Market Research is a service of Bowker, […]

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LJ/SLJ eBook Summit Summary Articles

October 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

The 2nd annual LJ/SLJ eBook Summit held on Wednesday offered some fantastic discussions on the implementation of eBooks in a variety of libraries.  Below are links to several articles and blog posts which summarize many of the sessions. Keynote/State:  Dramatic Growth | LJ‘s Second Annual Ebook Survey School Library Stas:  LJ/SLJ Ebook Summit: More School […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Marketing · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

TOC – Margaret Atwood Keynote

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Margaret Atwood provided a keynote at TOC called, “The Publishing Pie: An Author’s View” Margaret admitted she is not a high tech person, but delivered her genuine, humorous keynote from the heart. She shared much of her experience with publishing, showing us rare pieces of her previous work, including her first book of poetry from […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Marketing · Publishing · Self Publishing

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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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Enhanced eBooks · Marketing · Mobile Devices · Publishing · Vendor News

32% say lending service from a library an important feature of eReaders

January 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

I finally had a chance to skim through the recent study done by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC on eBooks, Turning the page:  The future of eBooks.  A full description of the study is below.  I immediately searched for the word library/libraries in the document and found only 7 references, most to a personal library on one’s ebook […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Marketing · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Building an eReader Collection, the Duke University Library experience

November 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I attended this fabulous and informative session during the Charleston Conference on building an eReader collection by Aisha Harvey, Nancy Gibbs, and Natalie Sommerville of Duke University Libraries.  I wanted to run my notes past the presenters first, to ensure accuracy, thus the tardiness of this post. First and foremost, according to the librarians, the […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Marketing

Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

A must read OCLC newsletter article written by Andy Havens and Tom Storey – Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers.  Havens and Storey interviewed Catherine Mitchell from the California Digital Library and Andrew Pate of On-Demand Books.  Topics include: the university as publishers embedded librarians library as publisher (espresso book machine) libraries […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Marketing · Print on demand · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

eBooks, apps, and print, – Free Webinar

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off

Aptara and Gilbane Group Present eBooks, Apps and Print?, How to Effectively Produce it All Together TUESDAY • SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 11 AM EDT / 4 PM (16:00) GMT You’ve committed to an eBook strategy for growth. Now what? One of the most perplexing problems facing publishers is how to master the technology, workflow and […]

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