Baker & Taylor launches axisReader app

May 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news from Baker & Taylor about a new app (iOS and Android) for direct download of titles to tablet devices.  axisReader is another option for Axis patrons and provides ereading solely for EPUB and PDF formats.   When patrons use Axis 360, they can choose between B&T’s blio reader or axisReader depending on the format […]

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Baker & Taylor, Axis 360, and the Blio Reader

March 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

It seems as though OverDrive and 3M garner all of the attention when it comes to ebooks for the public library market.  So, it’s nice to see Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 in the news this week.  Library Journal’s Mike Kelley wrote a fabulously detailed article about the service titled, “With Axis 360, Baker & […]

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Blio and Axis 360 from Baker & Taylor – an interview with Michael Bills

September 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week I interviewed Michael Bills,  Director for Sales, Digital Products,  from Baker & Taylor about their eReader software, Blio.  Michael discussed the functionality of Blio and discussed Axis 360, a hosting and circulation platform for the Blio reader. For more information on blio, visit Michaels interview, along with 40+ others are available on […]

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blio android app ready for download

August 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Blio reader is now available for android devices.  The download is not yet listed on the blio site, I picked this one up via an email message.

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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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Articles of Interest

January 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Ebook sales rise 130% in November Is the $5.00 eBook the New $9.99 eBook? – eBookNewser ALA Midwinter 2011: ALCTS Panel Considers the Impact of Patron-Driven Acquisition on Selection and Collections Google Acquires eBook Technologies | News & Opinion | Kobo adds 175K Education, Technical and Reference PDFs Bridging the eBook-Library System Divide Goodbye, […]

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Three New eBook Platforms Nearing their Debut

August 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

Great post in the Idea Logical Blog about 3 new eBook platforms – Google Editions, blio, and Copia.  The author, Mike Shatzkin, discusses each of the readers angles, pricing, content, and challenges.  Shatzkin’s final take, “So I think we can expect a multi-player ebook market, with some incompatible formats and a lot of incompatible DRM […]

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Top eBook/eReader Trends of 2010

March 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Really interesting lists of eBook and eReader trends on the Kindle Review blog (posted March 5th).  Some of the things I was happy to see on the list include: Multi Purpose Devices vs. Dedicated Readers – Will the dedicated readers be able to survive? Rise of ePUB DRM – is it possible we rid of […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats

Reviews of eBook Readers

February 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

The February 2010 issue of Aptara Context offers reviews of several ebook readers on the market such as blio, EnTourage’s eDGe, Skiff, and the Que.

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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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