November e-book sales up 108%

January 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

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 […]

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Overdrive Promises more Content, Less DRM

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 […]

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eBook sales still on the rise

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!

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EPUB Standard now on Sony Reader

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 […]

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.epub standard gets support letter from AAP

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.

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