TOC Keynote- Kevin Kelly, Wired

February 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

What Technology Wants, Kevin’s new book.  He says it’s the last paper book he’ll write because he is learning so much about digital publishing. Kevin’s keynote discussed “What’s Next” in his view and he offered 6 trends (verbs), screening, interacting, sharing, accessing, flowing, generating. Screening – screens everywhere, we are moving from people of the […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Publishing

blio available for download today – mixed reviews

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Below is the press release from K-NFB announcing the official availability of the blio reader for Windows.  There’s been a lot of chatter on twitter today about reviews, download issues, complaints from MAC users, etc.  The CNET coverage of blio is worth a look.  For a more colorful review, try The Digital Reader.  KNFB responded […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

Cengage Learning Textbooks Available on enTourage eDGe Platform

July 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Brought to my attention by @xplanarob.   I first saw the enTourage eDGe at the O’Reilly TOC conference last February.  I was so intrigued with it I put it in my list of top 10 takeaways from the conference.  It appears the appeal is widespread, as enTourage Systems™ and Cengage Learning just announced a partnership to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

TOC – Online Marketing, What is Working to Move Units

February 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

TOC – The real title of this presentation is…. So an Author, a Publisher, and a Reader Walk into a Bar…  Feb. 24 Speakers:  Malle Vallik, eHARLEQUIN, and Bob Carlton, LibreDigital Bob and Malle discussed online marketing and what is working to move units. They felt this would be a great conversation in a bar, thus […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Marketing

eBook Readers and Standards, where to next? webinar summary

November 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

I attended the eBook Readers and Standards, where to next? webinar today.  My notes (done real time, please excuse typos) are below. Speakers:  SarahRotman Epps, Forrester Analyst and Michael Smith, IDPF Executive Director

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Standards · Surveys/Statistics

Notebooks preferred to Readers for eTextbooks, highlights of the EDUCAUSE webinar on eTextbooks at NWMSU

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

I sat in on the EDUCAUSE webinar today on the eTextbook pilot project at NW Missouri State University.  Some background: NWMS University has been purchasing textbooks for their students for the last 100 years!  They also provide notebook PC’s to students for a rather small fee.  Testing the eTextbook plan with the SONY Reader was […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Textbooks

Color eBooks?

June 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

According to Jeff Bezos in a WIRED article, color eBooks are “multiple years” away.  The article continues with facts and figures on eBook readers and a comparison chart of four color E-reader displays –  E Ink, Kent Displays, Pixel Qi, and Qualcomm.

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers

E-textbooks not ready for college students yet?

June 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

From Teleread   By David Rothman 6 Lessons One Campus Learned about E-Textbooks is the headline over Jeffrey R. Young’s article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. But perhaps it should read instead, “E-textbooks not ready for college students yet, at least in many cases.” Northwestern Missouri State University used the Sony Reader in a pilot […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Standards · Textbooks

Read an E-Book Week March 8 – 14

January 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Read an E-Book Week (March 8 – 14) is fast approaching. In preparation for the big event this year we have completely redone our website – http://www.ebookweek.comThis year we welcome several new supporters – Tor.com, Sony, world-renowned author, Warren Adler, and E Ink to name a few. Mr. Adler has provided an interesting article for […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Press Releases

10 Reasons Not To Write Off Reading From a Screen

August 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

Top 10 list in support of ebooks.  From the Writers Handbook Blog. 10 Reasons Not to Write Off Reading From A Screen Over the past few months there has been much discussion of an impending digital revolution in the way we read books. While much of this is hyperbole there has been incredulity in many […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices