Content will now be wrapped in software – Digital Book World webinar notes

June 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

Digital Book World sponsored a webinar today, “Digital Content:  Where are publishers investing and what challenges will they need to overcome? Speaker:  Marc Rubner, VP of Product Marketing at Innodata Consulting; mrubner at innodata dot com Marc presented the results of an Innodata Survey conducted by Digital Book World in April of 2012. What stuck […]

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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

March 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

Where Do Libraries Fit in the Ebook Ecosystem? | Digital Book World The rise of the 99-cent Kindle e-book – CNET News The New Economics of the University Press — A Report from the AAUP Ohio System teams with Flat World Knowledge on free digital textbooks Interview with Ingram’s Skip Prichard Iowa to Launch Statewide […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Textbooks

Articles of Interest

January 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

New Ebook Platforms Target the Scholarly Monograph The networked library of the future as bookseller : Futurebook eBookFling Wants To Be The Netflix Of eBook Lending – eBookNewser Digital Book World: Industry forecast – results of the DBW/Forrester 2010 publishing survey What Publishers Need To Know About Making Enhanced eBooks – eBookNewser Digital Book World […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · Lending Readers · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Top 10 Articles of 2010 – Digital Book World Amazon Kindle E-Reader Sales Will Keep Growing in 2011: 10 Reasons Why – Mobile and Wireless – News & Reviews – eWeek.com Predictions for 2011 from Smashwords Founder – GalleyCat How to add books to the iPad, iPhone, etc. Check Out Library Books Using Your Phone […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

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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Articles of Interest

October 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

I missed this last Friday, sorry for the long list. PA sets out restrictions on library e-book lending | theBookseller.com UK Publishers Association sets out restrictions on ebook lending – stupid! Specter of e-book piracy looms large on horizon If Libraries are Screwed, so are the Rest of Us | Digital Book World How five […]

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Articles of Interest

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

iPad, Kindle, Nook or Sony? What is the best e-book reader? Ebooks: The $100 Sweet Spot has been Reached Another Press Stops Publishing – Inside Higher Ed Project Gutenberg: Timeline Events Moving Tales: Do Animated eBooks Have a Future? Sony takes on Kindle with next-gen e-readers – CNET News Espresso Book Machine Spreads to Bookstores […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

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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eBook vs. Hardcover: Beyond the Headlines

July 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Another great summary article from Digital Book World, this time written by Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, “eBook vs. Hardcover:  Beyond the Headlines.”  Gonzalez analyzes the Amazon announcement that it’s eBook sales now outnumber hardback sales.  He states 3 important takeaways: the iPad is not a replacement for the Kindle, but complimentary.  The long game for Amazon […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Publishing · Vendor News