eBook Readers and Standards, where to next? webinar summary

November 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

I attended the eBook Readers and Standards, where to next? webinar today.  My notes (done real time, please excuse typos) are below. Speakers:  SarahRotman Epps, Forrester Analyst and Michael Smith, IDPF Executive Director

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Standards · Surveys/Statistics

Webinar on eBook Standards

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Thanks to TeleRead for the heads up on this one. eBook  Readers and Standards…..Where to Next? Webinar, November 18th, 11:00 EST Speakers:  Michael Smith, Director of the IDPF and Sarah Rotman Epps, eBook Market Analyst at Forrester As the eBook market rapidly unfolds, it seems to get more complex by the day. Publishers are struggling […]

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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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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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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

Cleveland Public Library offers EPUB

January 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

CLEVELAND, OH, Jan 15 (MARKET WIRE) – Cleveland Public Library (http://emedia.clevnet.org) today became the first public library to offer eBook downloads in the industry standard EPUB format. Readers at both Cleveland Public Library and CLEVNET member libraries can check out and download EPUB eBooks from the library’s download website. The EPUB files are optimized for […]

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