Google Editions Set to Launch

December 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

An article in the Wall Street Journal today discusses the long-awaited Google Editions launch, which is set for the end of this year. According tot he article, “Google Editions hopes to upend the existing e-book market by offering an open, “read anywhere” model that is different from many competitors. Users will be able to buy […]

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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 | 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

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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Google Exec to Speak at Free Virtual Publishing Business Conference

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from Teleread. Thanks, Paul. Mark Nelson, Strategic Partner Manager & International Lead at Google, will be interviewed during a special keynote event, LIVE during the Publishing Business VIRTUAL Conference & Expo (produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines), Sept. 16 at 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ET. Register for Free The […]

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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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New Articles of Interest

July 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Here’s what I’ve been reading (and listening to) this week: In E-Publishing Revolution, Rights Battle Wears On : NPR How to self-publish an e-book – CNET News How will ebookstores earn your loyalty? New gov’t rules allow unapproved iPhone apps LibriVox – free audiobooks in the public domain Upstart E-readers Fade to Black as Tablets […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Publishing · Self Publishing

Google Editions: What We Know (and Don’t Know)

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off

Eric Freese, and Aptara Solutions Architect, wrote an article for the Digital Book World blog yesterday, “Google Editions:  what we know and don’t know.”  In this article he discusses content, platforms, partners, EPUB, price, and the possibility of a “gpad” type tablet in the future.  Unfortunately, as the title suggests, there is much we don’t […]

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Print on Demand and Open Access, A Booby Trap?

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Interesting article in SSP”s Scholarly Kitchen by Joseph Espisito, “The POD Booby Trap and the Lure of Open Access Books.”  Espisito discusses “the booby trap” of open access, stating, “The unfortunate, unstated premise of those who fall into the POD booby trap is that they really don’t and can’t believe in the emerging primacy of […]

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New articles of interest

October 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

David Rothman: How e-Books Could Smarten Up Kids and Stretch Library Dollars: A National Plan Two-faced gadget is e-reader plus netbook BookServer: A Plan to Build an Open Web of Books Google Editions Embraces Universal E-book Format Report on Nook news conference: B&N switching to ePub—plus other news conf tidbits College students resisting Kindle DX, […]

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