Between the overwhelming popularity of the iPad and the increased adoption and continuing evolution of ePub, the opportunities and sales channels for digital books have exploded over the past 12 months. Most publishers agree that some ebook titles justify the extra investment for enhancement, but determining the degree of interactivity and technical approach best-suited to the book and your budget can be daunting. In this free WEBcast, Ebooks vs. Apps: The Pros, Cons, and Possibilities, we will explore the production and budgetary benefits and pitfalls of developing applications versus enhancing ebooks. Continue reading
I think you all know that I love ebooks, particularly in my reference collection. My main gripe, the small independent publishers don’t have the resources to publish their titles electronically. Now, there is a solution. Yesterday, the Perseus Books Group launched Constellation – an eBook solution for independent publishers.
Constellation will convert print ready PDFs into .epub and other formats in order to distribute them to various eBook content providers. Ebrary and Overdrive are both on the list, in addition to Amazon and Sony.
Librarians, spread the word to your favorite independent publisher. Check out the press release from Perseus.