New Articles of Interest

August 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, ton of good things to read over the last 4 days, here’s a sampling of what I’ve been reading: Digital Lending Goes into OverDrive Digital Books Come of Age (Or) The Textbook is Dead; Long Live the Textbook Kindle 3 vs Kindle 2 in size plus hands-on report by PC World’s Perenson Cataloging and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Demographics of an Audiobook User

July 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

Overdrive conducted a study of public library users of audiobooks, surveying 5 of their busiest sites.  The results concluded that audiobook listeners were: 74% of users are female, between the ages of 30-59. Nearly 70% have a college and/or postgraduate degree. 60% learned about the download service from the library’s website (if our past blog […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

How eBook Catalogs at PL’s drive Publishers Sales

July 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

Thanks to Resource Shelf for the tip on this white paper from OverDrive – “How eBook Catalogs at Public Libraries Drive Publishers’ Book Sales and Profits.” The conclusion states:  “As the market for eBooks continues to develop, the significance of public libraries will grow. Sales of eBooks to public libraries provide publishers with incremental revenue […]

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Articles of Interest

April 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some interesting articles and blog posts these past couple weeks on e-books.  The New Yorker article on the iPad, the Kindle and the future of e-books is particularly good. Google Book Settlement Market Analysis Q&A – 4/22/2010 – Library Journal The iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books: newyorker.com More Texas school districts look […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

New Articles of Interest

January 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

OverDrive Releases Android Audiobook App — OverDrive An E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy Statistics: Who Reads e-books in the U.S.? « ResourceShelf E-book in hand not necessarily the book you want to read – The Boston Globe The Top 10 tech trends of 2009

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New Articles of Interest

December 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

The e-book, the e-reader, and the future of reading Wholesale ebook sales for October – are more than entire 3rd quarter of previous year George Kerscher wins IDPF election The future of e-books: E vs. P—or BOTH? Resouce of the Week — A Freebie for Info Pros from ebrary « ResourceShelf

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eBook ISBN Survey

November 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

The International ISBN Agency is asking folks to take a 4 question survey about ISBN’s and their relation to eBooks.  For more information, visit the agency’s website. A document from Brian Green, the Executive Director, explaining the need for the survey is linked from the Resource Shelf blog.  Not sure why is wasn’t prominently on […]

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New articles of interest

November 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’s one in the NYT – Cell Phone Apps Challenge the Rise of eReaders Publishing Point meeting with Michael Healy, Executive Director, Book Rights Registry Trial of e-textbook business models to start in UK Samuelson Says She Has Same Pricing, Privacy Concerns About Google Settlement – 11/18/2009 – Library Journal E-books go to college, but […]

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DOJ Response to the Google Book Settlement

September 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Lots of news and blog sites are reporting on the Dept. of Justice response to the Google Book Settlement. Teleread has a simple summary, referring folks to the 32 page DOJ official response, Resource Shelf summarizes a variety of news sources, and for a simple overview, see the DOJ Press Release.   The DOJ suggests the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Google Books · Press Releases