What if libraries around the world offered a single eBook to all of their patrons for free? Library e-book resource Overdrive and independent publisher Sourcebooks have created Big Library Read. The goal of this pilot program is to create a global library book club by selecting one title for library patrons around the world to read simultaneously. The innaugural title is The Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone. Malone is a... continue reading →
The Annual Children's Book Art Online Auction begins this Saturday, May 18 at 9:00 a.m. EST and runs through Friday, May 24 at 9:00 p.m. EST at http://myworld.ebay.com/abffe. The auction is open to the public and offers a chance for those outside of the book and publishing industry to participate in the fight against censorship of books for young readers as well as buy great art.
Art from leading children's book illustrators include... continue reading →
The highlight of Children’s Book Week (May 13-19, 2013) is the announcement of the winners of the sixth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards (CCBAs). The CCBAs is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by actual kids and teens. Young readers across the country voted in record numbers for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at bookweekonline.com, casting... continue reading →
As more states begin to implement strategies to prepare their students for career and college readiness, students can stay academically focused while school is not in session with summer reading programs. 77% of teachers said that students who participate in a summer learning program are better prepared for school when they return in the fall, and 88% said summer learning is crucial to supporting students’ overall success in school... continue reading →
STM publisher World Scientific Publishing announced that it has signed a new agreement with YBP Library Services, the academic division of Baker & Taylor. Customers will be able to access the publisher’s 2012-2013 Front List Full Collection of ebooks that will be available for purchase from World Scientific Publishing through GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP’s acquisition and collection management interface.... continue reading →
HOW Design LIVE, features sessions focused exclusively on designing and marketing for digital publishing. This conference strives to meet independent publishers' needs in the editorial, production, marketing, and distribution challenges in today's ever-changing digital marketplace.Your company must grow audiences and market content more dynamically on multiple platforms, including mobilemarquee event. The event isd part of San... continue reading →
Nine in ten of today’s elementary, middle and high school students believe that mobile devices will change the way students learn in the future (92 percent) and make learning more fun (90 percent), according to a new study conducted by Harris Interactive and released today by Pearson. The majority (69 percent) of elementary, middle and high school students would like to use mobile devices more in the classroom.
The survey was... continue reading →
collectionHQ, the leading collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, announced that many of its popular, evidence-based tools available for print and A/V titles are now available for ebooks as well. The addition of these tools, called the ebook module, means that for the first time, librarians can easily access data that compare ebook and print holdings. The ebook capabilities are... continue reading →
When will the value of ebook content exceed the value of an e-reader?
When you hear the term “loss leader” you think of grocery stores and discount warehouse chains. You don’t think about technology or publishing. Until now. Amazon recently announced price cuts on its Kindle Fire Tablets. The lowest priced model was slashed 10% to $159.
Amazon states production efficiencies are the reason for the price cut. "We've been able to... continue reading →
As more households continue to adopt tablets, the act of sharing these devices has substantial influence on the purchase-decision process and on future brand selection, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study—Volume 1.
Now in its second year, the study measures tablet owner satisfaction among those who have owned their tablet for one year or less. Satisfaction is measured across five key factors... continue reading →
Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced the launch of Scholastic Learning Zone, a platform through which teachers, students, and school administrators in international markets can access Scholastic’s growing portfolio of quality digital instructional programs with single sign-on. Scholastic Learning Zone also offers a suite of classroom management and reporting tools that enable teachers and... continue reading →
Amazon.com today announced its third annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America. The ranking was determined by compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format since June 1, 2012, on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents. The Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities are:
- Alexandria, Va.
- Knoxville, Tenn.
- Miami, Fla.
- Cambridge, Mass.
- Orlando, Fla. ... continue reading →
-Publishing Technology and Bowker Market Research release first US and UK research into growth of academic and trade publishing online communities-
The number of publisher-owned online communities is set to more than double over the next two years, according to new research released by Publishing Technology at The London Book Fair.
The study, conducted by Bowker Market Research, a service of ProQuest affiliate Bowker, found that two... continue reading →
ADELANTO, Calif., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- California-based textbook distributor, Flannery Company, has announced the release of a new eReading platform designed specifically with school administration, teachers, and students in mind. Digital Cerebrum is the culmination of intense research into schools' needs for a streamlined eBook solution, as well as over 60 years of experience working with schools to meet textbook needs... continue reading →
If you're an author who publishes your books via Kindle, here's a quick guide to changing the data associated wiht your listing on Amazon.
You can make changes to your book details any time by returning to the "Bookshelf" tab and following these steps:
1. Check the box at the left side of the book you want to update.
2. Click the "Actions" button at the top left.
3. Select "Edit book details" or "Edit rights, royalty, and... continue reading →