Category eBooks

Blog Poll: What is the Most You Are Willing to Pay for an eBook? Why?

I thought I would run a little informal poll here on the blog – What’s the most you’ll pay for an ebook? For me that limit is $9.99 but its arbitrary, so I’m curious, what’s your limit? If you feel like it, please leave a comment with your limit and why you chose that limit. […]

How to Extend the Due Date of Your Library eBook on the Kindle

Just a friendly tip from your friendly online librarian. :-) It is pretty easy to “extend” the due date of the library ebook you check out to your kindle, just turn your wireless connection off until you’re done with it. This will allow you to keep reading the book until you’re done. The title won’t […]

eBook Link Round Up from Internet Librarian #il2011

During the two day ebook track in at Internet Librarian there were a lot of references to articles, reports and books, by myself, and others so I thought I would put together a link round up. Content by Cory Docotrow Seriously read this. It’s free to download in the format of your choice and it […]

Public Library eBooks on the Amazon Kindle – We Got Screwed

Don’t get me wrong, as a consumer I was celebrating as much as the next guy (or gal) last week about library ebooks (from OverDrive) FINALLY being available on the ever popular Amazon Kindle. I love my Kindle, I’ve written about it. The few textbooks and pdfs I’ve put on it make me love it […]

How to Check Out (and Return!) Library eBooks from OverDrive on Your Amazon Kindle

Or any Kindle application including the Cloud Reader. Having gone through this process myself I can say it is almost like magic, especially compared to the pain and suffering that is Adobe Digital Editions. Enjoy! How to find library ebooks for your Kindle at the High Planes Library District* This slideshow from the Wake County […]

ALA and post ALA eBook News Wrap Up #ala11

There were many announcements made during and around the time of ALA that related to ebooks and libraries. I’ve put together a list in case you  missed any. Library Specific ALA Annual 2011: New Ebook Service Launched, Takes Its Inspiration from Freegal Library Ideas, LLC, has launched a new ebook service for libraries that’s similar to the company’s […]

eBook FAQs. 36 Most Common Questions Answered by the OITP eBook Task Force

I’m just getting back from ALA and there is so much to process, wrap up and share! Last week the OITP eBook Task Force released these ebooks FAQs.  pdf here Frequently Asked E-book Questions from Public Librarians Prepared by the OITP E-book Task Force The OITP E-book Task Force is responding to FAQs sent to us […]


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