blio available for download today – mixed reviews

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Below is the press release from K-NFB announcing the official availability of the blio reader for Windows.  There’s been a lot of chatter on twitter today about reviews, download issues, complaints from MAC users, etc.  The CNET coverage of blio is worth a look.  For a more colorful review, try The Digital Reader.  KNFB responded […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

Much awaited blio reader to launch Windows version on September 28th

September 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The wait is finally over, well only if you own a Windows based device, for the blio reader from K-NFB and it’s partner Baker and Taylor.  There is a full story in Business Wire, but the highlights include: free to download available immediately (Sept. 28th) for all Windows-based devices applications for iOS and Android operating […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Vendor News

LJ’s eBook Summit – September 29th

July 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mark your calendars for September 29th, the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – eBooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point.  This looks like it will be a fabulous event with great keynote speakers lined up and a diverse selection of panel discussions.  Ray Kurzweill, Kevin Kelly, and David Lankes are featured keynote speakers.  The breakout sessions will feature […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

Articles of Interest – eReaders, textbooks

June 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some really interesting articles and blog posts this week about a variety of eBook issues including:  eReader prices, lending eReaders in libraries, open source textbooks and new Cengage textbook content. 4 Reasons Why the Library Should Affect Your College Choice – US News and World Report May a library lend e-book readers? Open-sourced textbooks could […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Mobile Devices · New Products · Textbooks

Baker & Taylor partners with K-NFB

October 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

Lots of great press releases this week from the Frankfurt Book Fair.  Here’s one from B&T. Baker & Taylor and K-NFB Reading Technology Partnership to Deliver an Immersive, Next Generation Reading Experience, Baker & Taylor, Inc( 10/14/2009 ) World’s Premier Distributor of Physical and Digital Media Content Joins Forces with Pioneer in Reading Technologies FRANKFURT, […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Ebook Readers · Press Releases · Vendor News