New Articles of Interest

August 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

Tons of good reads these last few days.  Have a look: Why Metadata Matters for the Future of E-Books How Apple and Amazon Are Screwing You on Ebooks Three new ebook platforms nearing their debut Seize and Solve This Challenge: Keeping Libraries Viable in this EReading World Apple Faces Class Action Suit Because iPad Not […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

New Articles of Interest

August 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, ton of good things to read over the last 4 days, here’s a sampling of what I’ve been reading: Digital Lending Goes into OverDrive Digital Books Come of Age (Or) The Textbook is Dead; Long Live the Textbook Kindle 3 vs Kindle 2 in size plus hands-on report by PC World’s Perenson Cataloging and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Loaning Kindles

July 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

Listened in on a Kindle Loan program at the Handheld Librarian conference today.  Panelists from university and public libraries discussed their current Kindle loan programs.  Some highlights included: Each school had between 4 and 8 Kindles for loan, mostly Kindle 1 and 2 Circulation staff handled the loan/fines and the downloading of titles Program started […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Library News · Public Libraries

Interview with Sue in Against the Grain

June 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

I just got my hands on the April 2009 issue of Against the Grain, and lo and behold an interview with NSR’s Sue Polanka.  The interview was done by Dennis Brunning from Arizona State University in his cheeky style and is followed by his humorous interview with Kindles 1 and 2.  The article is not […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interviews

The Cost of Publishing a Book

May 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

One thing librarians are always ranting about is the cost of eBooks.  In some instances, the eBook can cost 150-200% of the list price.  The Kindle 2 blog just posted an interesting break down on the cost of print books.  When it comes down to it, printing costs are only about 10% of the total […]

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Kindle2 Sony Reader in the personal market

April 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Michael Pelikan has written an interesting article in Against the Grain about the Kindle Sony ebook reader showdown (Feb 2009 issue, article not available online.)  Michael focuses this first article on the personal use market, but I’m (impatiently) awaiting the next installment when he will look at library support for reading devices.  Michael is from […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers