Articles of Interest: Harper Collins Edition 2

March 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

For the week of March 11th: Go To Hellman: The Pareto Principle and the True Cunning of Harper Collins Library Consortia Begin To Vote Against HarperCollins Ebook Checkout Policy Libraries Launch Boycott in Battle Over E-Books – USA Today Boycotts, Censorship, and Taking Action | Peer to Peer Review, Library Journal HarperCollins’  Memento Plan: Short-Term […]

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ALA President Responds to Restrictions on E-book Lending

March 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from an ALA email and press release: Dear Members, First and foremost, I want to thank you for your patience. I held back on a public statement on the recent decision by Harper Collins to restrict the lending of e-books until the Equitable Access to Electronic Information Task Force (EQUACC) met last […]

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Articles of Interest – Harper Collins Edition

March 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations Boycott HarperCollins HCOD, eBook User Bill of Rights and Math Outrage is Not Adaptive HarperCollins responds to angered librarians Roundup: What’s the Mainstream Press Writing About the eBooks – INFODocket More Libraries and Librarians Weigh In On eBook Lending …INFODocket Press Coverage of Libraries/Harper Collins, Roundup #3 […]

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Articles of Interest

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

McGraw-Hill’s iPad-enhanced ebooks by Inkling Could the Kindle be free by the end of the year? Barnes & Noble claims 25% of US e-book market share David Rothman promotes the National Digital Library on the Chronicle of Higher Education Go To Hellman: HarperCollins and the Suspension of eBook … Podcast: The Future of the Textbook, […]

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TOC – Publisher CTO Panel, the future of ebook technology, TeleRead

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Summary of Tools of Change session, reprinted in full from Teleread.com by Paul Biba Bill Godfrey (Elsevier), Rich Rothstein (HarperCollins Publishers), Andrew Savikas (O’Reilly Media, Inc.)Moderated by: Abe Murray (Google, Inc. ) Savikas: first foray in 1987. Stared with cd books and online books in 2001, which was first substantial digital presence. Wish is that […]

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Articles of Interest

February 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Education World ® Technology Center: E-readers Bring E-xcitement and E-ase to Reading Technolog – Kindle books now outsell paperbacks Q&A: Smashwords Founder Mark Coker Predicts Drop in eBook Prices – eBookNewser Apple Rejects Sony App, Kindle & Nook Beware – eBookNewser HarperCollins Acquires Book From Community Writing Site Inkpop.com – eBookNewser New Ebook Platforms Target […]

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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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OverDrive Expands International Distribution for eBooks & Audiobooks

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive Press Release: OverDrive Expands International Distribution for eBooks & Audiobooks Leading booksellers and libraries in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Norway, and the UK join global network (Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2010) – Consumer Electronics Show – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the global leader in eBook and audiobook distribution, announced today that it recently […]

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Burn This Book – NetLibrary’s eBook of the month

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

In honor of Banned Books Week, NetLibrary and HarperCollins are featuring Burn This Book:  PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word, edited by Toni Morrison as the eBook of the month.  The book is freely available from October 1 – 31, 2009. From NetLibrary – Published in conjunction with the PEN American […]

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eBooks I: Business Models and Strategies, OReilly TOC

February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

The OReilly Tools of Change conference is underway in NYC, with many presentations and discussions about ebooks.  One that caught my eye was a panel discussion of eBook business models and strategies.  The presenters were:  Michael Smith (International Digital Publishing Forum), Kenneth Brooks (Cengage Learning), Leslie Hulse (HarperCollins Publishers), Cynthia Cleto (Springer Science+Business Media.  Cynthia […]

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