Submitted by ebooks on Sat, 2012-06-30 16:12
Libraries, publishers, and writers continue to work out the kinks in providing e-books to readers. Meanwhile, publishers are using data from e-book usage to find out more about reading behavior. For example, they know just how long it takes an average reader to finish the Hunger Games trilogy.
Alexandra Alter explains how digital-book publishers and retailers know more about their readers than ever before. Amazon, Apple and Google can easily track how far readers are getting in books, how long they spend reading them and which search terms they use to find books.
Submitted by ebooks on Thu, 2012-05-03 10:00
This is a busy week in the discussion about ebooks, technology, libraries, and the publishing industry. Authors are also speaking out and taking more control over rights to their work.
A Lifetime of Writing
Author Kate Wilhelm, who has published dozens of novels and short stories for over 50 years, will now publish her out-of-print titles, as well as those of her late husband, at InfinityBox Press, her new publishing company.
Submitted by ebooks on Tue, 2012-04-17 15:20
Submitted by ebooks on Fri, 2012-03-23 08:51
You will notice that certain authors are not available in Media On Demand. Due to publisher restrictions, we are not able to offer you ebooks published by Simon & Schuster and Macmillan. New titles published by Hachette Book Group, Penguin and Brilliance Audio are no longer offered to libraries.
Additionally, Penguin (NAL, Berkley, Dutton, Riverhead, Viking, Dial Young Readers, Philomel, Putnam, and Speak) is restricting how ebooks are downloaded to devices. Their titles must be downloaded to a computer, then transferred via a USB cable to a moble device.