Sony’s new 6″ Reader Wi-Fi to offer wireless connectivity to public library systems

September 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

From PR Newswire, August 31st: Sony today announced the launch of the lightest touch screen 6″ eReader device ever, Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1), providing the most natural and immersive reading experience yet for book lovers. The new Reader Wi-Fi builds on the popularity of last year’s line, while reducing size and weight and incorporating new and […]

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Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble, Google Books remove in-app purchasing from iOS apps

July 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

Apple’s new in-app selling rules are in effect, requiring retailers to give Apple 30% of revenues from book sales.  As a result, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Google Books have stopped selling books through their apps.  SONY’s app was rejected back in February for the same reasons.  There’s lots of news coverage, a few […]

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Articles of Interest

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Apologies for the long list, I’ve been away for a week and lots has happened! Ingram Announces New Library Ebook Access Model and Audiobook Shift In the era of ebooks, what is a book worth (I) Is signing with a mainstream publisher now a mistake? Digital book subscriptions, by Jane Litte Publishers Weekly: Librarians at […]

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The Future of Academic Reading – BGSU Discussion

March 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Today I attended a discussion at Bowling Green State University on the future of academic reading.  It was a day long session involving a panel discussion of students and faculty, along with Amy Pawlowski, the Web Applications Manager at the Cleveland Public Library and myself as respondents. The panelists were mostly upper-class and graduate students, […]

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Articles of Interest

February 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

Global eReader Sales Expected To Grow To $8.2 Billion By 2014 – eBookNewser The Kindle Will (Finally) Get Page Numbers OERs: the good, the bad and the ugly E-Book Sales Rise in Children’s and Young Adult Categories – NY Times Apple responds: we want a cut of Amazon, Sony e-book sales Amazon Continues Its Push […]

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February 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Education World ® Technology Center: E-readers Bring E-xcitement and E-ase to Reading Technolog – Kindle books now outsell paperbacks Q&A: Smashwords Founder Mark Coker Predicts Drop in eBook Prices – eBookNewser Apple Rejects Sony App, Kindle & Nook Beware – eBookNewser HarperCollins Acquires Book From Community Writing Site Inkpop.com – eBookNewser New Ebook Platforms Target […]

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Self-Publishing Company, Infinity Publishing, to Distribute eBooks via SONY Reader Store

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m posting this because the COSLA report and some of the speakers at the eBook Summit yesterday believe that libraries should become self-publishers in an effort to increase their viability in the community and bring the community to the 21st century world.  Infinity is a vibrant, self-publishing company.  Perhaps we can learn something or start […]

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SONY’s Reader Library Program – But can they loan the devices?

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Great news from SONY.  They just announced 30 libraries across the country who will participate with them in the SONY Reader Library Program.  It’s truly wonderful to see an eBook reader company reaching out to libraries to promote and encourage the use of the eBooks.  What is unclear, however, is whether the program encourages libraries […]

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Articles of Interest

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

The case for the dedicated e-reader: When is it time to go off the grid Inkling for iPad: eTextbook Reading Done Right NBC video: Checking out library e-books The Future Of Reading University of Texas San Antonio opens nation’s first bookless library on a university campus Kobo desktop application now available for download Playing Hard […]

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Articles of Interest

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

iPad, Kindle, Nook or Sony? What is the best e-book reader? Ebooks: The $100 Sweet Spot has been Reached Another Press Stops Publishing – Inside Higher Ed Project Gutenberg: Timeline Events Moving Tales: Do Animated eBooks Have a Future? Sony takes on Kindle with next-gen e-readers – CNET News Espresso Book Machine Spreads to Bookstores […]

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