New Articles of Interest

March 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m way behind on posting links to articles I’ve bookmarked in delicious.  There’s been so much activity in the industry these last few weeks that I can’t keep up.  So, here is a long list of things I’ve found from the past month. Amazon Ups the Anti in eBook Price Wars; Rumors Say Apple is […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Google Books · New Products · Textbooks

10 Takeaways from the O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference for Librarians

February 26th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Earlier this week I attended the O’Reilly Tools of Change (TOC) Conference for the first time.  Over 1250 attendees gathered in New York City to discuss and network   about issues and trends in publishing, in particular, digital publishing.  While much of the information presented was for the publishing industry, I did manage to find several […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Marketing · Print on demand · Self Publishing · Textbooks

TOC – Lessons Learned from the Failure of Ebooks in 2000

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Tools of Change – Lessons Learned from the Failure of Ebooks in 2000, and What They Mean to the Future of Electronic Publishing – Feb. 23 Michael Mace, Rubicon Consulting – mike@rubiconconsulting.com Don’t fall in love with the way you do business today because that will change. Mike’s Agenda: Barriers to eBook adoption Printed books […]

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Tools of Change – Selling in Mobile Markets (tips for apps)

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Selling in Mobile Markets – Rana Sobhany, VP Marketing at Medialits in NYC  (rana.sobhany@gmail.com) TOC Conference – Monday Feb. 22nd, 9 – 12:30 I came to this session after the morning break, so I missed the first 90 minutes.  Rana was a great speaker – lots of stories, examples, and practical information – no death […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Marketing · Mobile Devices

New Articles of Interest

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, e-book talk has exploded.  There are so many good stories from the past week.  Have a look at some. Tech Change: The library’s changing approach to ebooks and technology! By Tony Bandy Some Thoughts on Free Textbooks It Takes a Consortium to Support Open Textbooks The eBook Wars: Agency & Winners Two studies on […]

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

New Articles of Interest

February 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

SPIE launches digital library Authors Guild responds to Justice Department’s comments Department of Justice objects to revised Google Books settlement Textbook companies to partner with ScrollMotion to put content on iPad Macmillan’s Amazon Beatdown Proves Content Is King Future of eReading might not be iPad, but Blio Apple unveils iPad. Your move, Amazon The iPad […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Vendor News

New Articles of Interest

February 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

Apple is Up to Something Publishers May Not Like Erik Christopher follows up on “The strange case of academic libraries and e-books nobody reads” Elsevier Introduces New Features For Online Health-Science Textbooks – Wired News – CHE Four Universities Settle Suit over Accessibility to Kindle for the Blind – 1/28/2010 – Library Journal Apple’s new […]

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The new iPad, it sounds like a dream date

January 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Been watching the twits about the iPad – “extraordinary,”  “a dream to type on,” “much more intimate than a laptop,” “the best browsing experience you’ve ever had.”  Sounds like they are describing a dream date (sans the laptop and browsing). Oh wait, now they are talking about pinching folders, ouch. Seriously – it appears to […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats

New Articles of Interest

January 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

The strange case of academic libraries and e-books nobody reads -a very good read (sp) PBS Newshour Report Ventilates Google Books Debate – 1/4/2010 – Library Journal Apple Tablet and Unicorns Are Real Hearst Unveils Skiff e-Reader The Most Pirated Digital Books of 2009 Academic textbook situation complicated

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New Articles of Interest

November 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

School tries e-books – and gets sued Smartphone eBook Readers Multiply Everything We Know About Apple’s Touchscreen Tablet The E-Reader Explosion: A Cheat Sheet

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