EPUB maintenance to begin this month

August 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

An IDPF Press Release: IDPF Launches EPUB Standards Maintenance Work The EPUB standards are open and living specifications, rapidly gaining momentum. The members of the working group are committed to assisting with corrections and improvements to the EPUB standards that will lead to wider adoption and greater accessibility. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 16, 2009 — […]

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May eBook Sales +197%

August 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

The IDPF released May statistics on eBook sales.  They are up $197%, approximately 23 million in revenues.  See the IDPF site for the detailed stats.

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Tags: Surveys/Statistics

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

Ebook sales continue to rise – latest IDPF info

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Ebook sales continue to rise – latest IDPF info By Paul Biba  teleread.orgWell, it looks as if the rationale for TeleRead’s existence is still extant. Ebook sales are just continuing to increase. Here’s the info I got by email from Michael Smith of the IDPF this afternoon:

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Surveys/Statistics

ePub vs. DRM: The Great Debate

May 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

A great debate between ePub and DRM is going on between Paul Biba and David Rothman at Teleread.  They both have posts supporting their arguments.  NSR will interview Paul Biba next week, so stayed tuned for more on this exciting discussion.

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Tags: DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices

IDPF Conference on eBooks

April 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

On May 11 – 12th the IDPF will hold its Digital Book 2009 Conference in NYC.  The theme is “an eBook Stimulus plan for Publishing.”  More information is available on the conference website.  Looks like there will be some sessions on DRM, ePUB, XML, and a presentation from Google on the Book Search program. Anyone […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Publishing

Digital Book 2009: An eBook Stimulus Plan for Publishing

April 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Smith Executive Director International Digital Publishing Forum 905-235-4373 msmith@idpf.org Digital Book 2009: An eBook Stimulus Plan for Publishing NYC Conference to focus on booming eBook business and winning commercial models New York, NY April 06, 2009: The Association of American Publishers (AAP) reported last week that eBook sales represent the […]

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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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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · EPUB · Formats

Reference Publishers Debate Single Platform

February 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On the Friday of the ALAMW Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group met for a panel presentation/discussion on using one single platform to host all reference content.  It was an interesting discussion.  I’ve summarized the panel in my notes below. Independent Reference Publishers Group Meeting Friday, January 23, 2009 Representatives from the following organizations were […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing

Cleveland Public Library offers EPUB

January 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

CLEVELAND, OH, Jan 15 (MARKET WIRE) – Cleveland Public Library (http://emedia.clevnet.org) today became the first public library to offer eBook downloads in the industry standard EPUB format. Readers at both Cleveland Public Library and CLEVNET member libraries can check out and download EPUB eBooks from the library’s download website. The EPUB files are optimized for […]

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Tags: EPUB · Formats · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries