Print on Demand and Open Access, A Booby Trap?

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Interesting article in SSP”s Scholarly Kitchen by Joseph Espisito, “The POD Booby Trap and the Lure of Open Access Books.”  Espisito discusses “the booby trap” of open access, stating, “The unfortunate, unstated premise of those who fall into the POD booby trap is that they really don’t and can’t believe in the emerging primacy of […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Print on demand · Textbooks

EBL titles on iPhone, iTouch

March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

From the EBL blog: We’ve recently announced that EBL titles can be downloaded to the Sony Reader, but did you know that EBL’s new reader is already accessible on an iPhone and iPod Touch? Patrons can access EBL  titles on their iPhone or iPod Touch through the normal webpages.  The image view in the reader […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices · Vendor News

November e-book sales up 108%

January 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

The rise of e-books: IDPF reports November e-book sales up 108 percent—and here’s some analysis By Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords Mark Coker is founder of Smashwords and Dovetail Public Relations, as well as moderator of a February 10 panel at Tools of Change on “The Rise of E-Book.” See a San Jose Mercury News […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Surveys/Statistics

10 Reasons Not To Write Off Reading From a Screen

August 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

Top 10 list in support of ebooks.  From the Writers Handbook Blog. 10 Reasons Not to Write Off Reading From A Screen Over the past few months there has been much discussion of an impending digital revolution in the way we read books. While much of this is hyperbole there has been incredulity in many […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices