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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Tags: Conferences/Events · EPUB · Formats · Press Releases

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

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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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Vendor News

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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Tags: Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Standards