Articles of Interest

June 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the long list, I was out last week and didn’t get to post this. News: The E-Reader Effect – Inside Higher Ed Ten must-have iPad apps for readers, by Jane Litte | TeleRead Kindle/Nook Touch comparison review | TeleRead E-Readers and the Future of Reading: Notes from Florida Nook WiFi and Kobo eReader […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

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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Recent Articles

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve marked the following articles in my delicious account, which are also listed on the NSR home page. Some numbers on popularity of ereaders As classrooms go digital, textbooks are history Random House, other pubs miserly toward IDPF/ePub, but new e-readers and Sigil editor show there’s hope Blackwell and Ingram sign ebook deal; Credo partnering […]

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New articles of interest

July 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

Articles linked from my delicious account this week include: University Presses Stepping Up e-Book Efforts – 7/17/2009 1:56:00 PM – Publishers Weekly Barnes & Noble partners with Plastic Logic; Opens up; Targets Kindle Amazon Charts Course Toward E-Book Advertising Release E ahead of P? Might be the future, says pub guru Mike Shatzkin Giving away […]

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Kindle DX – Text to Speech

May 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

An abledbody news article last week discusses the new Kindle DX and it’s text-to-speech program that will read a book aloud.  According to the abledbody article, the Kindle does not go far enough to provide an accessible player to persons with disabilities.  The eBook menus and controls are not audio accessible, limiting access to those […]

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Thoughts on the UM Press Digital Move

March 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

You’ve probably read the news about the University of Michigan Press going digital only with most of their titles.  They’ve decided to jump to the future business model ahead of many publishers, by going digital now, rather than later.  I like their reasoning for the move.  Phil Pochoda, Director of the UM Press was quoted […]

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