BISG Study – 7% of eBook downloads are from a library

August 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Book Industry Study Group, along with a variety of corporate sponsors, launched a study in late 2009 about consumer attitudes toward e-book reading.  Consumers were asked a series of questions in Nov. 2009, Jan. 2010 and again in July 2010.  Some initial results were released during a twitter #followreader discussion hosted by O’Reilly TOC.  […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Surveys/Statistics

O’Reilly TOC

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m at the TOC conference this week and will be posting summaries of the sessions  I attend .  The conference is sold out, as usual.  Today are a series of workshops and tomorrow and Wednesday smaller sessions on a variety of topics, but all relating to ebooks and publishing.

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Tags: Conferences/Events

O’Reilly online eBook Conference – October 8th

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Thursday, October 8th O’Reilly TOC will host an online conference with a focus on eBooks.  The online conference, An Emphasis on Ebooks, will discuss 3 main topics – eBook pricing, what users want, and the future of electronic reading.  It’s $149.00 and begins at noon EDT, 9:00 PDT.  For more info, visit the TOC site.

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events

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