Macmillan opens ebook backlist to libraries via Axis 360

October 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

I’m a little behind on my posts from last week.  This is great news regardless. CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 18, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, today announced that Macmillan’s entire ebook backlist catalog of more than 11,000 ebooks are being made available to all […]

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eBook subscription services – are libraries screwed?

September 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Earlier this week Amazon announced it was “thinking about” providing eBooks as a subscription service to it’s Prime members.  According to the Washington Post, “The online retailer is reportedly thinking about making a subscription library service available to Amazon Prime members, adding book rentals to the $79 per year service that now offers online video […]

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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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blio available for download today – mixed reviews

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Below is the press release from K-NFB announcing the official availability of the blio reader for Windows.  There’s been a lot of chatter on twitter today about reviews, download issues, complaints from MAC users, etc.  The CNET coverage of blio is worth a look.  For a more colorful review, try The Digital Reader.  KNFB responded […]

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Ingram Launches VitalSource Bookshelf application for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Received this email from Ingram today:  Ingram’s VitalSource launches Bookshelf® application for  iPad™, iPhone®, and iPod Touch®—now offers three ways to access content LA VERGNE, TN – Vital Source Technologies, Inc., the leading e-textbook solution provider for publishers, academic institutions and students today announced the availability of the VitalSource Bookshelf application for Apple’s iPad™, iPhone®, […]

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Macmillan to use Ingram’s print-on-demand service

September 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

From a press release: Ingram Content Group Inc. and Macmillan today announced a new distribution services model that will integrate Ingram’s print on demand (POD) and fulfillment capability with Macmillan’s publishing program.  Macmillan will use Ingram’s print on demand and physical distribution infrastructure to manage traditional inventory and POD for “”long tail” titles.  Macmillan will […]

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Accessibility Release for Ingram’s VitalSource Bookshelf

May 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Last years law suit against 4 Universities piloting the Kindle reader as a eTextbook solution has done a lot to guarantee the accessibility of textbooks to all students. Ingram Content Group, working with the American Foundation for the Blind consulting group (AFB Consulting), announced a new disability release for their eTextbook platform – VitalSource.  The […]

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Macmillan CEO open to new business models with libraries

March 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

Eric Hellman, moderator of the Go To Hellman blog, attended the Publishing Point Meetup Group in NYC and posted a summary of comments from Macmillan CEO, John Sargent.  Sargent stated he is open to new business models with libraries going so far as to say, “If there is a model where the publisher gets a […]

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Ingram launches PubLink

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Ingram announced today the launch of PubLink.  PubLINK is a web based tool for publishers to manage customer and media contact information and send galley copies and catalogs.  PubLink was beta tested by Macmillan.   Charles Bozian, VP of Finance and Administration for Macmillan said, “We could not be more impressed with Ingram’s PubLink,  the […]

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eBook Wars – a live podcast this Wednesday

February 8th, 2010 · 4 Comments

**Note, this was recorded**  info below.  This Wednesday, Feb. 10th from 2PM – 3PM EST, Copyright Clearance Center’s Chris Kenneally will be hosting a special Beyond the Book live podcast (http://beyondthebookcast.com/live-webcast/) examining the eBook Wars, which are taking shape with MacMillan challenging Amazon and the rise of eReaders and the iPad. During the podcast, Chris […]

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