Tag: libraries

by Julie Keck

1. Book revenues are up — but without e-books, they’d be plummeting (Kelsey McKinney / Vox) 2. Why it’s difficult for your library to lend e-books (Adam Vaccaro / Boston.Com) 3. Publishers offer free/discounted e-books of the print books you own with Bitlit (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing) 4. Should Barnes and Noble and Kobo suspend [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books and the long tail: It’s still all about blockbusters (Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes) 2. How Disney Publishing is shaking up digital books for kids (Beth Bacon / Digital Book World) 3. E-books v paper (Julian Baggini / Financial Times) 4. 3M to launch next gen personalized lending app at ALA (Mercy Pilkington / [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple settles e-books pricing case with states, consumers (Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg) 2. With e-books still pricey, Illinois libraries flex their marketing muscle (David Vinjamuri / Forbes) 3. Four ways publishers can diversify sales channels, become less reliant on Amazon (Jason Illian / Digital Book World) 4. E-book publisher ups author royalty to 80%, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Hachette chief leads book publishers in Amazon fight (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 2. Barnes and Noble will stop selling audiobooks July 1st (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Self-published authors learn to market to libraries (Henrietta Verma / Library Journal) 4. Publishers talking innovation, few new ideas (Rich Bellis / Digital Book [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Book boss Jane Friedman talks tech, e-books and why content still rules (Steven Bertoni / Forbes) 2. Why translated e-books are no longer foreign to publishers (James Bridle / Guardian) 3. UK rules e-books aren’t books as far as taxation is concerned (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 4. OverDrive and Smashwords ink deal to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Aereo case will shape TV’s future (David Carr / New York Times) 2. Newspaper industry narrowed revenue loss in 2013 as pay wall plans increased (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Comcast: Binge watching actually helps live TV ratings (Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat) 4. Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Paper Lantern Lit and the rise of the hybrid agent (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 2. 4 questions to ask before self-publishing (Beth Bacon / Digital Book World) 3. ‘The e-book revolution hasn’t even begun’ (Gaby Wood / The Telegraph) 4. Amazon customers win big in e-book settlement (Lauren Orsini / ReadWrite) 5. Liberal [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Lower prices for unlimited e-books (Neil Parmar / CNN Money) 2. Library consortium tests interlibrary loans of e-books (Jennifer Howard / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. The book industry isn’t dying, it’s thriving with an e-book assist (Aaron Pressman / Yahoo Finance) 4. Self-published e-books: the surprising data from Amazon (Cory Doctorow / [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Retailers sink e-book prices to lowest level ever with holiday discounting (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 2. Study: 60% of e-books downloaded are never read in the U.S. (Ricoh) 3. Judge throws out conspiracy case against Amazon, publishers (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 4. Vellum simplifies e-book conversion so writers can focus on [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. News’ need to pump web traffic presents speedbump for network TV coverage (Brian Lowry / Variety) 2. AT&T announces $5 tablet day passes (Ina Fried / AllThingsD) 3. Knight invests $4 million to expand Knight-Mozilla partnerships (Justin Ellis / Neiman Lab) 4. New digital book on journalism’s future is call for change and teaching [...] more »