Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble, Google Books remove in-app purchasing from iOS apps

July 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

Apple’s new in-app selling rules are in effect, requiring retailers to give Apple 30% of revenues from book sales.  As a result, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Google Books have stopped selling books through their apps.  SONY’s app was rejected back in February for the same reasons.  There’s lots of news coverage, a few […]

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Articles of Interest

June 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the long list, I was out last week and didn’t get to post this. News: The E-Reader Effect – Inside Higher Ed Ten must-have iPad apps for readers, by Jane Litte | TeleRead Kindle/Nook Touch comparison review | TeleRead E-Readers and the Future of Reading: Notes from Florida Nook WiFi and Kobo eReader […]

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Springer eBooks now also available in the Google eBookstore

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Springer, who has existing eRetail partnerships with Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and others, announced this week the addition of the Google eBookstore for Springer eBook titles. From their press release:  Springer eBooks can now also be purchased via Google’s eBookstore. Google currently holds the biggest collection of Springer eBooks with more than 52,000 books, […]

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Why Amazon will never work with libraries

January 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Very interesting blog post at ireaderreview.com on why Amazon will never work with libraries.  The blog is not an official Kindle site, and the writer is portraying his views from a big business perspective, so keep this in mind before you shoot through the roof with anger, librarians.  The comments are colorful as well, and […]

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Articles of Interest

January 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Ebook sales rise 130% in November Is the $5.00 eBook the New $9.99 eBook? – eBookNewser ALA Midwinter 2011: ALCTS Panel Considers the Impact of Patron-Driven Acquisition on Selection and Collections Google Acquires eBook Technologies | News & Opinion | PCMag.com Kobo adds 175K Education, Technical and Reference PDFs Bridging the eBook-Library System Divide Goodbye, […]

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Articles of Interest

October 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Macmillan POD Shift: Kiss Your Warehouses Goodbye – eReads Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? – CNET News New Attributor study on pirated ebooks – of dubious value How Amazon is Winning the eBook Wars Frankfurt 2010: Google Editions Makes a Strong Impression at the Fair The Kobo and the […]

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New Articles of Interest

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Standards & Best Practices – Identifiers – Roadmap of Identifiers …BISG Video – Students Love AccessMyLibrary School Edition – Gale/Cengage Hands-On with a New e-Reader – NYTimes.com Library Labs Turn to Their Patrons for Project Ideas – Wired Campus Why Share Open Educational Resources? – College Open Textbooks Blog Library can’t lend an eBook to […]

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Public Libraries, Why aren’t you lending nook, Kobo, COOL-ER and SONY eReaders?

September 22nd, 2010 · 10 Comments

I’m really curious about this, and reading a blog post from the Librarian in Black, which summarized a library futures event has gotten me even more curious. Most public libraries who are lending eBook readers (at least those in the news) are loaning Kindles.  Why aren’t they lending nook, Kobo, COOL-ER, and SONY readers?  Kindle […]

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Articles of Interest

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

The case for the dedicated e-reader: When is it time to go off the grid Inkling for iPad: eTextbook Reading Done Right NBC video: Checking out library e-books The Future Of Reading University of Texas San Antonio opens nation’s first bookless library on a university campus Kobo desktop application now available for download Playing Hard […]

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Articles of Interest

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Hot reads this week.  Here’s a list of some good ones: New from Bowker: Selection of Statistics from Consumer-Focused Research Report for Book Industry « ResourceShelf The digital era has not made publishers defunct Kobo Now Supports ePub and PDF files Google Book Search beneficial to publishing industry, study shows The ABC’s of E-Reading – […]

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