From the Vancouver Sun:
A Vancouver start-up has positioned itself at this pivotal point in the evolution of books. Shelfie [from BitLit] has a foot in both camps — with an app that serves both the ereading market and the print.
Shelfie lets book buyers and owners who already have a book easily convert it to a digital form that can reside in the cloud, on their ereader, tablet or other reading device.
Hudson said about 30 per cent of the publishers signed onto Shelfie offer ebooks for free. If you were to take a Shelfie of 100 books on your bookshelves, he said, on average, 10 to 25 per cent would likely be publishers that have signed on with the company. About a third of the titles are free; of the rest most are priced at $1.99 to $2.99 for the digital version with a few higher, depending on the publisher. Shelfie’s catalogue includes more than 200,000 titles, with 1,100 publishers including indie publishers and such majors as HarperCollins and Macmillan. And that number is growing.
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