Shawn Douglas notes several “signs that e-books and e-readers are becoming more popular, especially in libraries and the education sector,” including our Ebook Penetration & Use reports, Aptara’s 3rd Annual eBook Survey of Publishers, and EDUCAUSE and The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report.
Sharon Moreland, Technology Consultant for the Northeast Kansas Library System, attended and took some impressive notes during today’s virtual summit, Ebooks: The New Normal, including these highlights from Library Journals’ VP, Group Publisher Ian Singer’s presentation of data from our hot-off-the presses 2011 Ebook Penetration & Use Reports.
Library Ideas, LLC, has launched a new ebook service for libraries that’s similar to the company’s Freegal Music product. Freading will offer 20,000 copyrighted titles from 16 publishers with a mix of frontlist and backlist titles, the company said today at the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans. The publishers that have signed on [...]