July 12, 2020

Project MUSE: At Least Seven New Publishers Coming to UPCC Book Collections in 2013

Just in from Project MUSE HQ in Baltimore. Five notable university presses and two respected scholarly publishers will make their scholarly books available in the UPCC (University Press Content Consortium) Book Collections on Project MUSE, beginning in 2013. New and backlist titles from the University of Illinois Press, Louisiana State University Press, the University Press […]

Report: “What Will the Global eBook Market Look Like in 2016”

From a paidContent Article by Laura Hazard Owen: New data from Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ Global Entertainment and Media Outlook projects that e-books will make up 50 percent of the U.S. trade book market by 2016. What will happen in the rest of the world during that time? PwC gave paidContent an exclusive look at their e-book […]

OverDrive e-Books Now Available in One-Third of Irish Public Libraries

From Silicon Republic: Interleaf Technology, a technology provider for library services, announced today that its e-books and audio books solution, OverDrive, is seeing continued growth in Irish public libraries. OverDrive is a full-service digital distributor of downloadable e-books, audio books and other digital content, which is now used in 10 county libraries across Ireland. [Clip] […]

U.S. State Department Buys 2500 Kindles ($16.5 Million No-Bid Contract) For Libraries and Ed Centers

UPDATE 2 (6/13/12) More Information from the State Department in a New Report by Laura Hazard Owen UPDATE (6/12/12): Both NextGov and paidContent have updated their reports on this story with information from the U.S. State Dept.  From NextGov: “The State Department awarded a $16.5 million contract to Amazon to stock designated libraries and U.S.-friendly […]

Google Ends Legal Dispute With French Authors Over Scans

From Bloomberg: Google, owner of the world’s largest search engine, ended legal disputes with a French publishing trade group and a French authors’ association over the U.S. company’s scanning of books. The Syndicat National de l’Edition, which represents more than 600 publishers, and the SGDL Society of Authors agreed with Google to end litigation over […]

Article: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) eBook Program

The following article appears in the June 2012 Issue (2.6) of FDLP Directions (Federal Depository Library Program). Title The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) eBook Program Author Jeff Turner, Director of Sales & Marketing, Business Products & Services, U.S. Government Printing Office From the Article Wherever possible, GPO eBook services are offered to Federal agencies […]

Survey Reveals 100% Increase in Publishers Making Double-Digit Annual Revenues from eBooks

From Aptara and Publishers Weekly: Publishers Weekly (PW) magazine and Aptara announce that initial results from the 4th Annual eBook Survey of Publishers, conducted in April, reveal a 100% year-over-year increase in the number of publishers making greater than 10% of their annual revenues from eBooks (36% of eBook publishers surveyed as compared to 18% […]

Access to Ebooks: Major Libraries in U.S. and Canada Announce ReadersFirst Intiative

From Michael Kelley at LJ/The Digital Shift: Over 70 library systems from the United States and Canada — including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, and Chicago — today issued a joint statement demanding vastly improved ebook services for library users in North America. The statement, dubbed the ReadersFirst Initiative, outlines four principles the libraries […]

First Sony PlayStation Wonderbook Released: An Augmented Reality Harry Potter Story

From the BBC: Sony has unveiled Wonderbook – an augmented reality product for its Playstation 3 games console. When users hold up specially created books to a connected camera they appear on screen with added interactive graphics, which can in turn trigger mini-games. [Clip] Sony said it would also work with publishers to bring educational […]

eBooks: Bilbary Announces New Deals with HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Wiley

From a Bilbary News Release: Bilbary announced today new partnerships with the first three of seven of the top publishing houses in the industry: HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Inc. and Wiley. Bilbary will carry all e-books offered by these publishers and their subsidiaries which includes 40,000 titles, raising the total number of titles in the […]