Great article today in Inside Higher Education, All in the Delivery, that discusses the rise of eBooks in higher education, specifically for textbooks. Kindle, iPad, CourseSmart, FlatWorld Knowledge, and of course print, are discussed in the context of the best method for delivery of academic ebooks. The author, Steve Kolowich, offers a nice overview and [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Print on demand'
August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off
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 [...]
July 6th, 2010 · Comments Off
Each week the number of blog posts and articles relating to eBooks, publishing, and eReaders is on the rise. This week was no exception. Articles I am linking to focus on the use of readers in elementary schools and higher ed and how fast/slow reading is on devices, future of publishing and business models, textbook [...]
Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Print on demand · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks
June 26th, 2010 · Comments Off
On Saturday morning at ALA, a group of librarians and publishers gathered together to discuss the world of eBooks, particularly aspects of consortial purchasing. Each hour of the discussion a panel of publishers and librarians was on hand to lead the discussion. The event was organized by Michael Zeoli at YBP, Julie Gammon at the [...]
Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News
June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off
Interesting article in SSP”s Scholarly Kitchen by Joseph Espisito, “The POD Booby Trap and the Lure of Open Access Books.” Espisito discusses “the booby trap” of open access, stating, “The unfortunate, unstated premise of those who fall into the POD booby trap is that they really don’t and can’t believe in the emerging primacy of [...]
June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off
Ingram announced on June 9th a partnership with Pedia Press to POD customized books created from wiki material. Pedia Press supports the “Create a Book” feature within Wikipedia and other wiki based sites.
May 20th, 2010 · Comments Off
Ingram Content Group’s Lightning Source POD has introduced several new features including: new color interior hardcover book options, additional trim sizes for black and white interior books, expanded page count options for both perfect bound and hardcover books and a multi-volume set option, commonly used in the academic sector.
May 17th, 2010 · Comments Off
Springer has offered the MyCopy service in the US and Canada since 2008. It was so successful, they are now expanding the service to European library users. MyCopy offers a POD copy to users at $24.95. More from Springer: After the successful launch in the US and Canada, Springer Science+Business Media has extended its MyCopy [...]
April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off
Baker & Taylor recently announced a partnership with Information Age Publishing and Wiley (announcement) for print on demand services. Using B & T’s Textstream Digital Print Service, over 1,000 backfiles from Information Age Publishing and a wide variety of backfile titles from Wiley will now be available POD for B & T customers. B & [...]
April 15th, 2010 · Comments Off
Bowker released a report today on U.S. Book production. Among their projections: U.S. book production in 2009 remained flat but 2009 was an extraordinary year of growth for “non-traditional” books. According to the press release, these [non-traditional] books, marketed almost exclusively on the web, are largely on-demand titles produced by reprint houses specializing in public [...]