Copia’s Inside-the-Ebook contest features crowd sourced definitions for The Devil’s Dictionary

October 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

Twice today I received news about crowd sourcing opportunities for two different dictionaries.  This one is a contest, with a $2,000 prize.  Hopefully it’s just as easy-peasy as the OED project. From the press release: COPIA OFFERS FIRST EVER INSIDE-THE-EBOOK CONTEST NEW YORK, September 24—Copia, the unique social eReading platform and web site, today announced […]

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Copia releases a free, contextually annotated eBook – Pride and Prejudice

October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Enhanced eBooks are the future and Copia demonstrates this with their new annotated version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  It’s a free download for the Copia desktop reader. According to Seth Kaufman, VP of Marketing and Merchandising, “the Copia version offers a glimpse into the future of what an interactive eBook can be, of […]

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Articles of Interest

November 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Why E-Textbooks Just Make Sense: An Academic and a Literary Agent Explain Holiday Gift Guide To eReaders – eBookNewser OER 101: Theory and Practice (Open Educational Resources) NOOKcolor: Hands-On Review and Thoughts for the Future Marred by Shelving | ALA TechSource (Lending eBooks) Barnes & Noble opens first Spanish language digital bookstore in the US […]

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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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