BiblioBoard announces new partnerships for seamless file delivery

BiblioBoard® partners with ePub Direct, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource and Firebrand

BiblioBoard announces new partnerships with four major content delivery services: ePubDirect, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource and Firebrand Technologies. These partnerships will better serve current and future publisher partners by creating a seamless file delivery process from the publishers to BiblioBoard. Continue reading

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending August 10

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks.  I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those feeds for the week ending August 10.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday evening.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba

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This is the best damn analysis of the Amazon/Hachette debate. A must read. https://t.co/xqgu4SRGk8

Question: Hachette illegally conspired to fix ebook prices. How much of their credibility does this destroy? [no link]

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SirsiDynix and Total Boox announce partnership

This just in from SirsiDynix. The vendor has announced it has reached an agreement with Total BooX to make its entire catalog available to libraries via SirsiDynix’ eResource Central (eRC). This means that users in participating libraries will be able to discover and access Total BooX’ titles through their library’s catalog with a single click.

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending August 3

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks.  I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those feeds for the week ending August 3.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday evening.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me @paulkbiba — Paul Biba

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Mark Coker: How to Do Box Sets at Smashwords for Audience Building, Charity and Profit http://t.co/rv1AkkRh2v

Chrome extension turns Amazon into a pirate ebook site http://t.co/ugqLGnpwai

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EBSCO eBooks now offering eBooks from Hachette Book Group

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 31, 2014 — Popular fiction and non-fiction e-books published by Hachette Book Group are now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Hachette, a “Big 5” trade and educational publisher, has partnered with EBSCO to give customers of EBSCO eBooks access to titles from authors like David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Elin Hilderbrand, Anne River Siddons and more.

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EPUB3 fixed layout eBooks live for public libraries via OverDrive

OverDrive’s browser-based OverDrive Read™ allows seamless reading on any device with a modern web browser and now optimizes the reading experience on desktop and mobile devices for a variety of graphic children’s titles, comics, and other illustrated titles as beautifully as the author and publisher prepared for print. This EPUB3 fixed-layout breakthrough gives OverDrive partners unprecedented access to thousands of never-before-available eBooks, including highly-illustrated series of DK titles such as Ancient Rome and Star Wars Jedi Battles, as well as iconic and popular children’s titles like Corduroy and Armadilly Chili from publishers such as Penguin and Albert Whitman & Company. Continue reading

Axis 360 Digital Media Platform now integrated with Boopsie

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 29, 2014 – Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that it has integrated its Axis 360 digital media platform with Boopsie, the leading mobile app platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide. Continue reading

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending July 27

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks.  I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those feeds for the week ending July 27.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday evening.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me @paulkbiba — Paul Biba

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Scholastic to Close Storia eBookstore; Customers Could Lose Access to Their eBook Purchases http://t.co/fs56ELXbR0

Another Argument Against The “Artist Must Get Paid” Nonsense http://t.co/UybvxKNitG Continue reading

ALA panel summary: Leading with Ebooks

A few weeks ago at the ALA Annual Conference, Mirela Roncevic, an NSR contributing writer, organized a panel discussion about leading with ebooks.  Panelists included:

  • Jamie LaRue – founder of the Douglas County Libraries Model, a library platform for the management of ebooks.
  • Elizabeth Joseph – recently appointed Coordinator of Information and adult services at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Stuart Smith -  Open Road; featured speaker on Huffington Post Live and is a contributor to multiple literacy blogs.
  • Terry Kirchner – Westchester Library System, Terry has taken the digital leap and fully embraces the potential offered by ebooks.
  • Michael Rockliff set out to become a librarian, and is now Director, School and Library Sales & Marketing at Workman Publishing Company, where he remains happily ensconsed.
  • Yoav Lorch is a writer turned entrepreneur and founder of Total BooX, his third startup.

I enjoyed the initial presentations from both Roncevic and Lorch,  They both agreed to share their slides, which are available here:

Mirela led with a discussion on the difference between a manager and a leader. She provided several examples with regard to ebooks.  For instance, managing ebooks might include words like build, limit, copy, accept, control, or take.  But, leading with ebooks would look more like these words:  create, expand, originate, challenge, inspire, and give. This, of course, relates to both publishers and libraries. Continue reading

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