Articles of Interest

February 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Education World ® Technology Center: E-readers Bring E-xcitement and E-ase to Reading Technolog – Kindle books now outsell paperbacks Q&A: Smashwords Founder Mark Coker Predicts Drop in eBook Prices – eBookNewser Apple Rejects Sony App, Kindle & Nook Beware – eBookNewser HarperCollins Acquires Book From Community Writing Site Inkpop.com – eBookNewser New Ebook Platforms Target […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Publishing · Vendor News

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries

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, […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

200% increase in eBook checkouts from OverDrive virtual libraries….and more stats

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive press release:  Libraries and schools worldwide were at the forefront of the eBook boom in 2010, as patrons and students downloaded millions of digital books for iPhone®, Android™, Sony® Reader, NOOK™, and personal computers. More than one million new users signed on to access free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from ‘Virtual Branch’ […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Top 10 Articles of 2010 – Digital Book World Amazon Kindle E-Reader Sales Will Keep Growing in 2011: 10 Reasons Why – Mobile and Wireless – News & Reviews – eWeek.com Predictions for 2011 from Smashwords Founder – GalleyCat How to add books to the iPad, iPhone, etc. Check Out Library Books Using Your Phone […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

OverDrive apps for iPhone and Android enable direct library downloads

January 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

OverDrive (www.overdrive.com) has released apps for iPhone® and Android™ that enable users to download library eBooks and audiobooks directly to their devices for the first time. The free apps include a “Get Books” feature that guides users to their local library’s digital catalog of best-selling and new release titles, allowing them to easily browse, check […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Primary Research Group releases Library Use of eBooks 2011 Edition

November 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

For those of you interested in eBook statistics related to libraries, this looks like a good candidate. Primary Research Group has published Library Use of eBooks 2011 Edition, ISBN # 157440-157-2. The report presents 145 pages of data and commentary on a broad range of eBook issues, including: spending on eBooks in 2010 and anticipated […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Building an eReader Collection, the Duke University Library experience

November 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I attended this fabulous and informative session during the Charleston Conference on building an eReader collection by Aisha Harvey, Nancy Gibbs, and Natalie Sommerville of Duke University Libraries.  I wanted to run my notes past the presenters first, to ensure accuracy, thus the tardiness of this post. First and foremost, according to the librarians, the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Marketing

nook color $249

October 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Barnes and Noble unveiled the nook color at their press conference today.  The website has all the details on the $249.00 device.

[Read more →]

Tags: Ebook Readers · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

Ebook restrictions leave libraries facing virtual lockout The End of the Textbook as We Know It – Technology SLJ Leadership Summit 2010: Librarians and Ereaders New Barnes & Noble children’s e-book program hints at color touchscreen Nook An Amazon Digital Book Rental Plan? – Inside Higher Ed Source: New Nook is Android-based, full-color – CNET […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks