EPUB logo contest

April 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

The IDPF is hosting a contest for the design of the EPUB logo.  All individuals, companies, educational institutions and other groups are eligible to submit entries.  Entries must be received by May 7th at 2400 hours.  The winning design will receive $1000 cash and two tickets to attend the IDPF Digital Book 2010 at BEA.  […]

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Tags: EPUB · Formats · Fun and Games

FlatWorld Knowledge Partners with B & N and NACS

April 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

I am reproducing this post from the teleread blog, thanks Paul! Flat World, the publisher of commercial open source college textbooks, had partnered with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers and NACS Media Solutions to distribute their textbooks to over 3,000 college bookstores for the fall semester. These are pilot programs and will launch in August. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Print on demand · Textbooks · Vendor News

College Bookstores to add Espresso Book Machines

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

Expect to find print on demand textbooks and other academic and trade titles available for POD in college bookstores very soon.  From a press release, “NACS Media Solutions (NMS), a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores (NACS) and On Demand Books LLC (ODB), the maker of the Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), have entered […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Press Releases · Print on demand · Textbooks

The new iPad, it sounds like a dream date

January 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Been watching the twits about the iPad – “extraordinary,”  “a dream to type on,” “much more intimate than a laptop,” “the best browsing experience you’ve ever had.”  Sounds like they are describing a dream date (sans the laptop and browsing). Oh wait, now they are talking about pinching folders, ouch. Seriously – it appears to […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats

Webinar on eBook Standards

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Thanks to TeleRead for the heads up on this one. eBook  Readers and Standards…..Where to Next? Webinar, November 18th, 11:00 EST Speakers:  Michael Smith, Director of the IDPF and Sarah Rotman Epps, eBook Market Analyst at Forrester As the eBook market rapidly unfolds, it seems to get more complex by the day. Publishers are struggling […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Standards

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

Amazon yanks content

July 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

Is this fuel for the anti DRM fire or what? Teleread.org – You really DON’T own your Amazon ebooks Posted: 17 Jul 2009 06:43 AM PDT Got this email from John Hagewood and it just had to be shared with you: Weirdness in Kindle-land: this morning I got an email from Amazon saying: We’re writing […]

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Tags: DRM · Ebook Readers

Kirtas teams with OCLC to ease access to digital content

June 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

From Teleread.org By Paul Biba Still another digital deal being done. The more the merrier! From a press release I received from Kirtas: Kirtas Technologies, the worldwide leader in bound-book digitization, and OCLC, a global online library service and research organization; have signed an agreement that will enable streamlined access to the ever-increasing numbers of […]

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Tags: Press Releases · Print on demand · Vendor News

Google Book Search adds new features

June 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

From teleread.org By Paul Biba Several new features were announced today on Google’s Inside Book Search: Embeds and links – This new toolbar option allows you to embed a preview of a full view or partner book in any of your websites or blogs–all with a simple html snippet. …

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Tags: Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Vendor News

E-textbooks not ready for college students yet?

June 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

From Teleread   By David Rothman 6 Lessons One Campus Learned about E-Textbooks is the headline over Jeffrey R. Young’s article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. But perhaps it should read instead, “E-textbooks not ready for college students yet, at least in many cases.” Northwestern Missouri State University used the Sony Reader in a pilot […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Standards · Textbooks