Articles of Interest

October 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Macmillan POD Shift: Kiss Your Warehouses Goodbye – eReads Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? – CNET News New Attributor study on pirated ebooks – of dubious value How Amazon is Winning the eBook Wars Frankfurt 2010: Google Editions Makes a Strong Impression at the Fair The Kobo and the […]

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Baker & Taylor partners with K-NFB

October 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

Lots of great press releases this week from the Frankfurt Book Fair.  Here’s one from B&T. Baker & Taylor and K-NFB Reading Technology Partnership to Deliver an Immersive, Next Generation Reading Experience, Baker & Taylor, Inc( 10/14/2009 ) World’s Premier Distributor of Physical and Digital Media Content Joins Forces with Pioneer in Reading Technologies FRANKFURT, […]

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OCLC Metadata Services for Publishers

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

From an OCLC press release: OCLC now offers Metadata Services for Publishers
to enhance title metadata for use in the supply chain Service makes publisher metadata available to libraries earlier in selection, acquisition and technical services process DUBLIN, Ohio, October 14, 2009—OCLC now offers Metadata Services for Publishers, a new service that takes publishers’ ONIX title metadata, […]

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NetLibrary tops 200,000 eBooks, adds 35 new publishers

October 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

Received this press release from Bob Murphy at OCLC: 35 new publishers add more multilingual content to NetLibrary eBook and eAudiobook collections NetLibrary now offers more than 200,000 eBooks and more than 13,000 eAudiobooks from more than 550 publishers More titles, more choices for library users worldwide

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e-content will overtake traditional books in sales by 2018

October 16th, 2008 · Comments Off

Just one of the findings from the Frankfurt Book Fair survey of over 1,000 industry professionals.  All of the survey results are in the press release. Here’s a snippet about the challenges, which I find interesting: Challenges facing the industry 70 per cent of respondents may feel ready for the digital challenge, but industry professionals […]

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