AAP supports EPUB3, new initiative accelerates adoption

August 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off

This is big news for EPUB3 adoption – accelerated across-the-board adoption.  I hope they are successful, this will be a great service for those with disabilities.  More from the AAP press release: Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | Ed McCoyd, Andi Sporkin The Association of American Publishers supports the establishment of EPUB 3 as the standard […]

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Tags: Accessibility · EPUB · Press Releases

Digital Textbooks and Open Educational Resources – Summary of SOCHE Think TV session

May 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

On Tuesday, May 3rd I recorded a 15 minute segment for the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education on Think TV, the local public television station in Dayton, Ohio.  My topic was the rise of digital textbooks and options available for students and faculty to access and produce textbooks and learning materials.  Below is a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Open Access · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Articles of Interest

March 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

For the week of March 21st Inkling: Another Digital Textbook Approacheth, But this time, It has Friends: The Scholarly Kitchen Research Triangle Libraries Get $41K Grant To Explore Consortial Ebook Models The Vexed Problem of Libraries, Publishers, and E-books ” The … HarperCollinsGate: Some Thoughts ” The Scholarly Kitchen Innovation and Longevity in Digital Publishing: […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Google Books Settlement Rejected

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Google Books Settlement was rejected on Tuesday.  There has been a ton of press on this already.  Here are links to several key articles and documents: PDF of Judge Denny Chin’s decision The Google books settlement:  Where things stand and some suggestions for what’s next -  via The Scholarly Kitchen Google Book Settlement Rejected:  […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Google Books · Publishing · Vendor News

January eBook sales more than doubled, but at the cost of print?

March 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment

From an article at Read Write Web by Audrey Watters:  “The Association of American Publishers (AAP) released its figures from January 2011 book sales, and the news echoes what we’ve come to expect: more readers are turning to e-books, and they’re doing so in droves. In face, e-book sales have more than doubled since the […]

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eBook Sales at 9% of Trade Book Sales

December 9th, 2010 · Comments Off

The Association of American Publishers released their October sales figures this week and report that eBook sales are holding steady at 9% of trade book sales.  This is approximately a 112% increase from the previous October, however.  Additional sales figures and more detailed information is available on the AAP site.

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Webinar Summary- Consumer Book Trends 2009 – Hosted by Bowker & AAP

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Attended the Bowker/AAP webinar on consumer book trends for 2009.  This focused on Q3 numbers in 2009 with a close look at 2 user groups -  18 – 29 year old males and 30 – 40 year old females.  My notes are below, pardon the typos, was typing fast and furious to catch the data. […]

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AAP/Bowker Webinar on Consumer Book Buying – Dec. 16th

December 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Wednesday, December 16th from 2 – 3 p.m. EST, AAP and Bowker will host a webinar on consumer book buying.  I attended a webinar back in October moderated and presented by Tina Jordan and Kelly Gallagher and it was really informative and well organized, both were excellent speakers.  The details of the webinar are below […]

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US Consumer Book Buying webinar, summary

October 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Bowker and AAP sponsored a webinar today on US Consumer Book Buying.  It was incredibly well organized and full of good data.  My notes and comments are included below. Speakers Tina Jordan (AAP)  moderator Kelly Gallagher (Bowker) speaker 2009 data, first 6 months, based on what consumer is buying/reading 2008 – e-commerce the dominant channel […]

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Webinar on Consumer Book Buying

September 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Bowker Press Release – Bowker and AAP Will Host Webinar on Consumer Book Buying “The Big Picture” Will Highlight 2009 Consumer Demographics and Behavior NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ–(Marketwire – September 22, 2009) – Who is today’s book consumer, where are they shopping and how successful are we at reaching them will be the subject […]

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