Read this. The eBook User’s Bill of Rights is a statement of the basic freedoms that should be granted to all eBook users. The eBook User’s Bill of Rights Every eBook user should have the following rights: the right to use eBooks under guidelines that favor access over proprietary limitations the right to access eBooks on any technological platform, including the hardware and software the … Continue reading The eBook User’s Bill of Rights #hcod #ebookrights
Sarah’s recent post – Why I am a library traitor and love the Kindle got me thinking – WHY is she a library traitor? I know I know, but hear me out. I have a Kindle. I love my Kindle. You know what I do with my Kindle? I buy books, books I didn’t check out from the library (the horror!). But here’s the thing, wait … Continue reading eBooks and eReaders: There Can Be Only One
I am hesitant to write this post, its so loaded with the issues surrounding ebooks. At the same time I get asked this question at least once a week so the time has come to put fingers to keys and share my 2 cents. The question – What ebook reader should I buy? My answer – that depends. First skip over the issue of dropping prices and … Continue reading Choosing a Reader for eBooks
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 of book purchases? With whom can they share the information … Continue reading E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy
Will Nook and Barnes & Noble play ball with libraries? Librarians have been trying to figure out a way to lend Kindle titles and Kindles since they were first available. But its complicated and Amazon hasn’t given any indication they want to work with libraries. Yes there are libraries doing it but they do not have Amazon’s official blessing. But the Nook and Barnes & … Continue reading Will Libraries be Able to Loan the Nook and eBooks from Barnes & Noble?
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