TOC – Publisher CTO Panel, the future of ebook technology, TeleRead

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Summary of Tools of Change session, reprinted in full from Teleread.com by Paul Biba Bill Godfrey (Elsevier), Rich Rothstein (HarperCollins Publishers), Andrew Savikas (O’Reilly Media, Inc.)Moderated by: Abe Murray (Google, Inc. ) Savikas: first foray in 1987. Stared with cd books and online books in 2001, which was first substantial digital presence. Wish is that […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · EPUB · Formats · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Kirtas teams with OCLC to ease access to digital content

June 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

From Teleread.org By Paul Biba Still another digital deal being done. The more the merrier! From a press release I received from Kirtas: Kirtas Technologies, the worldwide leader in bound-book digitization, and OCLC, a global online library service and research organization; have signed an agreement that will enable streamlined access to the ever-increasing numbers of […]

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Tags: Press Releases · Print on demand · Vendor News

Google Book Search adds new features

June 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

From teleread.org By Paul Biba Several new features were announced today on Google’s Inside Book Search: Embeds and links – This new toolbar option allows you to embed a preview of a full view or partner book in any of your websites or blogs–all with a simple html snippet. …

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Tags: Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Vendor News

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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University of Pittsburgh Press makes 500 Titles Available

May 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

from Teleread.org University of Pittsburgh Press makes 500 titles avaialable By Paul Biba The following is a press release I thought you would find of interest: PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh Press, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Library System and the Chicago Digital Distribution Center (CDDC), is making nearly 500 out-of-print Press titles available […]

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Interview with Paul Biba, Co-Editor, Teleread

May 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

One of my favorite blogs is Teleread, an eBook blog started way back in 1992.  Yesterday I was able to speak with Paul Biba, Co-Editor of Teleread.  We had a great conversation about the blog, eBooks in the mass market, DRM and standards.  Check it out on the NSR interviews page.  Thanks Paul!

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ePub vs. DRM: The Great Debate

May 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

A great debate between ePub and DRM is going on between Paul Biba and David Rothman at Teleread.  They both have posts supporting their arguments.  NSR will interview Paul Biba next week, so stayed tuned for more on this exciting discussion.

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

E-books continue to grow significantly, sales reached $113 million in 2008, up 68.4%

April 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

Forwarding a post from teleread.org By Paul Biba That is according to the Association of American Publishers. Here is their press release (emphasis added by the Editor): The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its annual estimate of total book sales in the United States. The report, which uses data from the Bureau of […]

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NetLibrary titles now available on Sony Reader

January 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

Sony teams with NetLibrary to offer digital editions and Readers By Paul Biba Sony is continuing to market its reader to more and more outlets. That’s only good for e-books as a whole. In addition to the deal with Harlequin, Sony just announced a collaboration with NetLibrary: The program includes a Reader model PRS-505, a […]

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Sony Teams with NetLibrary to offer digital editions and Readers

January 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

From www.teleread.org Sony teams with NetLibrary to offer digital editions and Readers By Paul Biba Sony is continuing to market its reader to more and more outlets. That’s only good for e-books as a whole. In addition to the deal with Harlequin, Sony just announced a collaboration with NetLibrary: The program includes a Reader model […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Vendor News