Articles of Interest – Apple textbook version

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

Below is a summary of various news articles and related Apple sites discussing the Apple announcement today about digital textbooks. General news articles: CNN Techcrunch Video of the event

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Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble, Google Books remove in-app purchasing from iOS apps

July 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

Apple’s new in-app selling rules are in effect, requiring retailers to give Apple 30% of revenues from book sales.  As a result, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Google Books have stopped selling books through their apps.  SONY’s app was rejected back in February for the same reasons.  There’s lots of news coverage, a few […]

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Open Access eBooks, Part 3

May 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s Go To Hellman blog.  Please offer your comments to Eric at the Go To Hellman blog. Here’s the third section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; and What does Open Access mean for eBooks subsequent posts […]

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Sesame Street eBookstore iPad app launched

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an iPublishCentral press release:  Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization that produces Sesame Street, and Impelsys today announced the launch of the Sesame Street eBookstore iPad app. The app provides access to more than 150 Sesame Street eBooks, which are also available via an online subscription at http://ebooks.sesamestreet.org/. The app is available for free in […]

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Articles of Interest

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

US Justice Department and FTC looking into Apple’s subscription service; EU monitoring as well What We Talk About When We Talk About Business Models – The Scholarly Kitchen Sustainable Business Models for Open Textbooks My experience with the Espresso Book Machine Publishing CTOs Want Standard Formats – eBookNewser The True Cost of Publishing on the […]

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Springer eBooks now also available in the Google eBookstore

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Springer, who has existing eRetail partnerships with Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and others, announced this week the addition of the Google eBookstore for Springer eBook titles. From their press release:  Springer eBooks can now also be purchased via Google’s eBookstore. Google currently holds the biggest collection of Springer eBooks with more than 52,000 books, […]

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OverDrive Media Console app for iPad – direct library eBook & audiobook downloads

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive Press Release: Public, school, and college libraries now provide direct eBook downloads on the iPad® with the free OverDrive® Media Console™ app. The optimized app enables users at more than 13,000 libraries worldwide to wirelessly download and enjoy eBooks and digital audiobooks from a local library on the Apple® device. Popular and […]

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Articles of Interest

February 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

Global eReader Sales Expected To Grow To $8.2 Billion By 2014 – eBookNewser The Kindle Will (Finally) Get Page Numbers OERs: the good, the bad and the ugly E-Book Sales Rise in Children’s and Young Adult Categories – NY Times Apple responds: we want a cut of Amazon, Sony e-book sales Amazon Continues Its Push […]

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Articles of Interest

February 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Education World ® Technology Center: E-readers Bring E-xcitement and E-ase to Reading Technolog – Kindle books now outsell paperbacks Q&A: Smashwords Founder Mark Coker Predicts Drop in eBook Prices – eBookNewser Apple Rejects Sony App, Kindle & Nook Beware – eBookNewser HarperCollins Acquires Book From Community Writing Site Inkpop.com – eBookNewser New Ebook Platforms Target […]

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OverDrive apps for iPhone and Android enable direct library downloads

January 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

OverDrive (www.overdrive.com) has released apps for iPhone® and Android™ that enable users to download library eBooks and audiobooks directly to their devices for the first time. The free apps include a “Get Books” feature that guides users to their local library’s digital catalog of best-selling and new release titles, allowing them to easily browse, check […]

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