Entries Tagged as 'Self Publishing'

Bowker study shows print is NOT dead

May 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Received this via email today:  Bowker released its annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print® database.  Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker is projecting that despite the popularity of e-books, traditional U.S. print title output in 2010 increased 5%.  Output of new titles and editions increased from […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

Self-publishing author J.A. Konrath to headline OverDrive’s Digipalooza 2011

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From OverDrive:  Author and self-publisher J.A. Konrath (a.k.a. Jack Kilborn) will be a featured speaker at Digipalooza 2011.  Konrath has authored 22 eBook titles that are available through OverDrive public, school, and college libraries. He has sold more than 300,000 eBooks. OverDrive’s 3rd international user group conference will be held in downtown Cleveland, July 28-31, […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Self Publishing · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

March 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

For the week of March 14th: Readers, authors and librarians against DRM Two Colorado Libraries Break New E-book Ground | American Libraries Magazine Read the Fine Print | American Libraries Magazine  (Terms of Service on ebook Readers) Must We Abide? | American Libraries Magazine 25% of textbook annual revenue to be from digital by 2015 […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Publishing · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

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

Articles of Interest

October 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Macmillan POD Shift: Kiss Your Warehouses Goodbye – eReads Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? – CNET News New Attributor study on pirated ebooks – of dubious value How Amazon is Winning the eBook Wars Frankfurt 2010: Google Editions Makes a Strong Impression at the Fair The Kobo and the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Print on demand · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Self-Publishing Company, Infinity Publishing, to Distribute eBooks via SONY Reader Store

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m posting this because the COSLA report and some of the speakers at the eBook Summit yesterday believe that libraries should become self-publishers in an effort to increase their viability in the community and bring the community to the 21st century world.  Infinity is a vibrant, self-publishing company.  Perhaps we can learn something or start […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Press Releases · Print on demand · Publishing · Self Publishing · Vendor News

New Articles of Interest

August 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some things for your weekend reading list: A Sustainable Future for Open Textbooks? The Flatworld Knowledge Story E-Texts for All (Even Lucy) | Ebooks and Accessibility How Does Google Work? Learn How Google Works: Search Engine + AdWords HOW TO: Self-Publish Anything Online Newsweek Asks: “Farewell, Libraries?” « ResourceShelf

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Fun and Games · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Publishing · Self Publishing · Textbooks

Public Libraries and the Future of E-books: COSLA Report

July 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

COSLA, the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, conducted a study on the future of eBooks and eBook readers in public library.  Their findings and suggestions: low cost, library friendly devices will not be a problem improve library purchasing power through consortia pursue eReader certification by libraries investigate discovery services like Internet Archive’s Book Server […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Public Libraries · Publishing · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

How do you make an EPUB Book?

July 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Michael Pastore, author of 50 Benefits of eBooks, provides a review of a new book – EPUB, Straight to the Point by Elizabeth Castro.  Michael states, “Castro’s book fills an immense gap in this field, as an essential guide for publishers, designers and authors who need to produce books in the EPUB format.”  Better yet, […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · EPUB · Formats · Publishing · Self Publishing

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