The rise of e-books: IDPF reports November e-book sales up 108 percent—and here’s some analysis By Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords Mark Coker is founder of Smashwords and Dovetail Public Relations, as well as moderator of a February 10 panel at Tools of Change on “The Rise of E-Book.” See a San Jose Mercury News [...]
January 27th, 2009 · Comments Off
January 15th, 2009 · Comments Off
From the TeleRead blog: OverDrive: ‘Much more content without DRM’ promised for libraries in ‘09 By David Rothman Again and again I’ve asked the IDPF to please consider a logo for DRMless ePub books. OverDrive founder Steve Potash is also president of the IDPF, and recently he told Library Journal: “OverDrive is the leader in [...]
September 5th, 2008 · Comments Off
The IDPF reported a 43% increase in U.S. trade wholesale ebooks from June 2007 to June 2008. June 2008 Sales = 11.6 million – still a small portion of total book publishing, but the number keeps rising. That’s good news for we ebibliophiles! Time to add that Kindle or Sony Reader to your holiday wish list!
July 31st, 2008 · Comments Off
From Publishers Weekly: Sony Adopts EPUB Standard for Reader By Jim Milliot — Publishers Weekly, 7/24/2008 7:16:00 AM The International Digital Publishing Forum’s epub e-book standard received a big vote of support this morning when Sony announced that effective immediately its Sony Reader will now support the standard. Beginning in August, all new devices shipped [...]
May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off
.epub – an XML file extension for “reflowable” digital books and publications received a support letter from the AAP – Association of American Publishers at the Digital Book Conference on May 14th. Check the IDPF website for the support letter and more information on ebook standards.