Free Webinar – eBooks’ real impact on the book publishing market

September 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Digital Book World is offering a free webinar (sponsored by Aptara) next week, September 20th.  More info is below (from the website where you can register) eBooks are the most dominant force in contemporary publishing, but skyrocketing consumer sales aside, what is their real impact on book publishers’ operations and bottom lines? In this free […]

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Articles of Interest

June 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the long list, I was out last week and didn’t get to post this. News: The E-Reader Effect – Inside Higher Ed Ten must-have iPad apps for readers, by Jane Litte | TeleRead Kindle/Nook Touch comparison review | TeleRead E-Readers and the Future of Reading: Notes from Florida Nook WiFi and Kobo eReader […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Two studies released – Library Use of eBooks & eBook Impact on Publishers

December 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

There have been lots of surveys floating around about eBooks this past year.  Two of those surveys released results in the last couple of weeks. The first was done by the Primary Research Group, Library Use of Ebooks, 2011 Edition. This is available for purchase ($89) and includes data on library spending and contracts for […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

eBooks 102 – From Print to Enhanced eBooks – Webinar

October 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Aptara and Digital Book World are sponsoring a complimentary webinar on November 2nd on the development and production of eBooks.  The description from their website, where you can register,  is: Enhanced eBooks and apps aren’t simple, natural extensions of their printed counterparts. They require a great deal of careful planning, due to differences in eReader […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · EPUB · Formats

eBooks, apps, and print, – Free Webinar

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off

Aptara and Gilbane Group Present eBooks, Apps and Print?, How to Effectively Produce it All Together TUESDAY • SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 11 AM EDT / 4 PM (16:00) GMT You’ve committed to an eBook strategy for growth. Now what? One of the most perplexing problems facing publishers is how to master the technology, workflow and […]

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Webinar Summary eBooks vs. Apps: Pros, Cons, and Possibilities

July 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I attended the Digital Book World/Aptara webinar today -eBooks vs. Apps:  The Pros, Cons, and Possibilities.  My notes are below, summarizing the content.  Very interesting webinar and some really good content, eye opening for a librarian to see what features are being discussed for enhanced ebooks, brings back memories of interfaces past and present.  Slides […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices

Google Editions: What We Know (and Don’t Know)

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off

Eric Freese, and Aptara Solutions Architect, wrote an article for the Digital Book World blog yesterday, “Google Editions:  what we know and don’t know.”  In this article he discusses content, platforms, partners, EPUB, price, and the possibility of a “gpad” type tablet in the future.  Unfortunately, as the title suggests, there is much we don’t […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · New Products · Print on demand · Publishing

Free WebCast – eBooks vs. Apps: The Pros, the Cons, the Possibilities

July 15th, 2010 · Comments Off

eBooks vs. Apps: The Pros, the Cons, the Possibilities – a free webcast sponsored by Aptara, a community partner of Digital Book World. Between the overwhelming popularity of the iPad and the increased adoption and continuing evolution of ePub, the opportunities and sales channels for digital books have exploded over the past 12 months.  Most […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Publishing

eBook Survey for Publishers

July 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Aptara Corp. conducted a survey recently about eBooks, uncovering their impact on the publishing market.  The results were shared with the community.  They are now offering a 2nd survey on eBooks, documenting the evolving impact of eBooks.  It’s 19 questions for publishers about the type/number of titles produced each year and your involvement in eBook […]

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Tags: Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Free Webinar for Publishers/Content Providers

June 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Aptara is sponsoring a complimentary webinar called “Exactly What NOT to do When Making the Move From Print Publishing to New Media.”  It will be held on Thursday, June 17th at 2 p.m. EDT.  Register online. Key topics include: managing, delivering content more efficiently evaluating XML tools keeping authors happy coming out ahead of digital […]

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