Category eBooks

Ebooks and Libraries: Like Peanut Butter & Chocolate or Oil & Water?

Last week I participated in an online Twitter conversation led by Charlotte Abbott at Follow the Reader.  When Charlotte asked me to be a guest in the discussion the topic was how to increase ebook adoption in libraries.  We knew the topic was going to be interesting when the conversation got intense on twitter before […]

Why I Love Kindle Desktop for eBooks

I really love using Kindle Desktop for reading ebooks on my netbook. The great thing is there are so many free books, and I don’t just mean old ones, that I think everyone should use it even if they never plan to buy a book, just to take advantage of the freebies. Free books: As […]

How I Got Over My Issues and Learned to Love eBooks

The idea of an ebook reader has intrigued me for a while.  I wanted one to read my nonfiction on. I highlight my books, write in the margins and flag pages (gasp!) so the appeal for me was being able to search books and my notes fast and easy. I also read a lot of pdf reports […]

Wired Magazine Reviews 10 eReaders

And the iPad wasn’t one of them.  Read the reviews on these 10 devices: Entourage eDGe Archos 9 PC Tablet Sony Reader Daily Edition Coolreaders Cool-er Astak 6″ EZ Reader iRex Digital Reader 1000S Barnes & Noble Nook Kindle DX Apple iPhone 3GS Kindle 2 Devices not included QUE proReader though its not […]

The End of Publishing As We Know It

Be sure to watch the whole thing! This video was prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books. Originally meant solely for a DK sales conference, the video was such a hit internally that it is now being shared externally. found via LISnews

E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy

Thinking about an ebook reader? Concerned about ebooks and privacy? Just curious? The EFF’s E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy v1.1 has answers to questions like Can they monitor what you’re reading? Is the device ONLY compatible with books purchased from an associated eBook store? Can they keep track of book searches? Can they keep track […]

Simon & Schuster and Hachette Book Group to Implement Embargo on eBooks

What a disappointment for those who wake up Christmas morning to find that Santa left an eReader in their stockings! Publisher Simon & Schuster has announced it will delay the ebook publishing of 35 titles* coming up next year. Publisher Hachette plans to implement a similar embargo for new titles. I have to agree with […]


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