Libraries can’t buy Catching Fire as an ebook. But note the “divergent” pricing for Divergent—an actual savings from the consumer price.
In the November 19 Atlantic, Megan Garber explored a nascent meme that has been gaining traction on the web.
Innovative Interfaces Inc. (III) has been a strong player in the integrated library system (ILS) field for many years, but its new take on ebook management could thrive in the new field of dis-integrated services.
It was almost 10 years ago that ALA members started to discuss Google’s plan to digitize the collection of several research libraries to create a book search database.
Two things jump out at me in this month’s Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report.
More than 700 librarians, publishers, and media representatives participated in the American Library Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks October 23.
This month Macmillan will begin offering its entire ebook backlist to libraries, Publishers Weekly reported October 17.
Want to learn more about the current digital publishing climate or hear about efforts made by the American Library Association to advocate for library interests in the book world?
The October 2013 Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Report on ebook pricing for libraries suggests that things may be looking up for libraries. Of the top 25 ebook bestsellers from Digital Book World, only six are not available for libraries as ebooks. Two of the six are self-published books of an adult nature.
I just returned from New York City as part of an ALA delegation that discussed libraries and ebooks with publishers and related organizations.
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