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 will help you understand DRM better than anything else. E-book … Continue reading eBook Link Round Up from Internet Librarian #il2011

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 the Eric Garland quote in the WSJ “In the Internet … Continue reading Simon & Schuster and Hachette Book Group to Implement Embargo on eBooks

Vooks = Books + Online Video = Tranliteracy

A vook blends the text of a book with video into one story.  I’m fascinated by this new this new multimedia approach to books.  I have no idea if it will be successful, I can’t really see the appeal for fiction, but for something like a fitness or other how-to books I can see having a video as an advantage for demonstration.  Think of all … Continue reading Vooks = Books + Online Video = Tranliteracy

The Nook from Barnes & Noble – I Want One, Here’s Why

I’m more excited about the Nook than I have been about any other ebook reader. This might be the one that finally gets me to buy one. Why? 8 Reasons You Can Finally Love Ebook Readers (Thanks to Nook) from Gizmodo It’s cost-effective even with Wi-Fi, native PDF support, an SD slot and that crazy second screen makes it seem out of the Kindle’s league. … Continue reading The Nook from Barnes & Noble – I Want One, Here’s Why