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Amazon's Kindle MatchBook Is Out — Will Publishers Opt In?

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 11:10

Amazon launched Kindle MatchBook, a service that lets customers buy steeply discounted ebook versions of books they've already bought in print (from Amazon, of course) on Tuesday. Publishers must opt-in, and as of Wednesday morning, some 75,000 ebooks were available for $2.99 or less.

Story at NPR

Family literacy and K-12 success

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 00:58
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Long post by Rothman that hits on family learning, digital libraries, importance of libraries, and a discussion of the book - The Smartest Kids in the World

Although long the article is broken into sections with bold headings.

There is a part where he gives important warnings to public libraries about the development of digital libraries.

Full article

Family literacy and K-12 success

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 00:58
Topic

Long post by Rothman that hits on family learning, digital libraries, importance of libraries, and a discussion of the book - The Smartest Kids in the World

Although long the article is broken into sections with bold headings.

There is a part where he gives important warnings to public libraries about the development of digital libraries.

Full article

Ebook subscription startup Oyster expands to iPad and opens to all; some stats from Scribd

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:26
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Ebook subscription startup Oyster expands to iPad and opens to all; some stats from Scribd
“Netflix for ebooks” Oyster launched on iPad and opened up to everybody Wednesday; previously it had only been available on iPhone. Rival service Scribd also released some stats showing that most of its use is coming from iPad.

The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:32
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This is not one of those rants about missing the texture, touch, colors, whatever of paper contrasted with the sterility of reading on a tablet. No, the real abomination of ebooks is often overlooked: Some are so ingrained in the product itself that they are hiding in plain sight, while others are well concealed beneath layers of commerce and government.

New E-Book Lending Service Aims To Be Netflix For Books

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 02:15
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The website Scribd, online for several years now as a document storehouse, is beginning an e-book subscription service that will offer unlimited e-books for a flat monthly fee. Lynn Neary reports that Scribd is working with HarperCollins, which is the first major American publisher to take part in this kind of subscription service.

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The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:55
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The real problem with ebooks is that they’re more “e” than book, so an entirely different set of rules govern what someone — from an individual to a library — can and can’t do with them compared to physical books, especially when it comes to pricing.
http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/10/how-ebook-pricing-hurts-us-in-more…

Kindle Matchbook: discounted e-books for those who own the hard copy

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 09:48

Amazon launches Kindle Matchbook: discounted e-books for those who own the hard copy

if you've bought one of 10,000 selected titles from Amazon, you'll be entitled to snag a digital copy for between $2.99 and nothing. The service launches in October and there's no limit on when the purchases were made -- meaning that you could be offered an awkward reminder of the literature you were gorging back in 1995.

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A Masterpiece Book on Color Theory Is Now on the iPad

Submitted by Pete on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 16:22
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From Wired, "When Josef Albers published Interaction of Color in 1963, it was nothing less than the gateway to an entire way of thinking...But the physical version of the book, which has been circulated primarily in paperback for the last four decades, needed an update. Yale University Press has just done that, by releasing a new iPad version of Albers’ famous texts and color studies.