Tag: libraries

by Julie Keck

1. Opinion: Why it’s so disappointing that j-schools are panicking over Ebola (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. How much start-up culture do we need to attract young talent? (Tilmann Knoll / INMA) 3. Surprising gadgets, not just books, are ready for checkout at college libraries (Jeffrey R. Young / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. App markets may be the savior of e-readers (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Write nonfiction? Can’t command mega-advances? Think about self-publishing (William D. O’Neil / The Digital Reader) 3. The next wave of tech change: Self-publishing & libraries (James LaRue / Library Journal) 4. 5 lessons in publishing success from Bella Andre (Jane [...] more »

by Jenny Shank

On a sunny September day in Boulder, Colo., a group of librarians from the Boulder Public Library parked a bright orange, book-filled tricycle in front of Alfalfa’s Market and lofted a sturdy sun umbrella over it to shade the curious who approached to investigate. They offered free books and temporary tattoos (“I ♥ the Boulder [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Authors United may not want to admit it, but most books are consumer goods like any other (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. EU court rules libraries can make e-books without publisher permission (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Getting the facts right on publishers and e-books (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 4. Self-hosting [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How streaming media could threaten the mission of libraries (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Still little consensus on role of massive, online courses in higher education (Kyla Calvert / PBS NewsHour) 3. What India can teach Silicon Valley about its gender problem (Vikram Chandra / Wired) 4. How to integrate [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What Apple might do next when it comes to e-books (Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes) 2. 84% of publishers plan to make e-books in 2014 (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Report: Libraries struggling with e-books (Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly) 4. What Amazon’s e-book numbers are and aren’t telling you (Carolyn Kellogg / LA [...] more »

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 »