Designing eBooks for ePUB reading engines

April 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Caught this presentation link on Twitter from Liza Daly at Three Press Consulting.  Liza gave a presentation recently on designing eBooks for 2 epub reading engines rather than designing eBooks for 99 different readers (and counting).   What is a reading engine you ask?  According to slide #7, “A reading engine is the part of the […]

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

10 Takeaways from the O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference for Librarians

February 26th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Earlier this week I attended the O’Reilly Tools of Change (TOC) Conference for the first time.  Over 1250 attendees gathered in New York City to discuss and network   about issues and trends in publishing, in particular, digital publishing.  While much of the information presented was for the publishing industry, I did manage to find several […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Marketing · Print on demand · Self Publishing · Textbooks

TOC – Ignite (5 minute sessions)

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Ignite offers individuals 5 minutes to speak about a particular topic or to promote a product.  At TOC a series of speakers participated in ignite.  A selection of summaries are below. Erin with Smartwords from wordnik – get and share information about words; digital words know things (where they are, where they came from, who […]

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Tools of Change – Networked, Mobile and Landlocked, Current Ereaders

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Tools of Change – Networked, Mobile & Landlocked – Current Ereaders – Feb 22 11:45 – 12:30 Liza Daly and Keith Fahlgren Requiem for an ebook shopper – consumer perspective on devices available Liza showed a interesting slide with the interconnectivity (or not) by popular readers, very complicated to buy a book (consumer says, the […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · Mobile Devices