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Articles of Interest

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 – eBookNewser

David Thornburg on Open-Source Textbooks | Edutopia

Almost One-Third of Internet Users Plan to Buy a Kindle

Feeding Your E-book Habit: Borrowing From the Library — The …

Year One: The Born Digital Publisher – The Scholarly Kitchen

Go To Hellman: 2010 Summary: Libraries are Still Screwed

How to find free Kindle books

NOOK ereaders become biggest seller in B&N’s history

People will pay for digital content says Pew Internet & American Life Project

IDATE releases ebook report

Prediction for 2011 – The Individual Rules – The Scholarly Kitchen

Steve Haber: The Changing Role of Libraries in the Digital Age

Why eBooks and eBook Readers Will Eventually Succeed

Nice article in eWeek.com about why ebooks/ebook readers will succeed.  by J. Gerry Purdy, 10/13/2008

Purdy, a Knowledge Center Analyst feels once the right ebook reader comes along, one that provides the best reading experience, most people will “have to have it.”

Just what makes the must have it ebook reader?…..well if I knew I’d be out making it right now instead of moderating this little blog…..

Purdy suggests 15 “must have” features:

  • correct size
  • instant on/off
  • natural user interface
  • high contrast/high-res/bright colors
  • random access
  • durability
  • storage
  • easy annotation
  • easy dictionary access
  • acceptable cost
  • built in wireless
  • acceptable biz models
  • broader distribution
  • animation/multimedia
  • acceptable DRM/IP

Looks like “acceptable” and “easy” will be the toughest things to figure out in this new “must have” gizmo.

I’d like to see his suggestions for the must have library ;)

Article PDF also available.