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eBooks for eVeryBody. Martin R. Kalfatovic. Ignite Smithsonian. National Museum of the American Indian. 11 April 2011. Washington, DC.

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eBooks 4 eVeryBody

  1. 1. ebooks 4 eVeryBody Martin R. Kalfatovic 11 April 02011 Ignite|Smithsonian
  2. 2. Average of 125 book titles per year 1470 - 1599
  3. 4. Of making many books there is no end - Ecclesiastes 12:12
  4. 6. 129,864,880* * number of books, carefully defined, according to Google
  5. 7. Codex: 500 years of quality! No manual needed!
  6. 9. 10 million ebook “titles” available TODAY in the United States from all sources - Glenn Fleishman
  7. 10. Obligatory Chart Graphic 100/115 paperback/Kindle 100/180 hardcover/Kindle
  8. 11. Mandatory Pat the Bunny slide I come not to bury Pat the Bunny * * * * * “ Board books are for chewing, not reading”
  9. 12. .66
  10. 15. U.S. Code Title 17. Chapter 1. Section 109 Limitations on exclusive rights
  11. 16. 3,500 books
  12. 17. Books on Devices Books in Apps Books in Browsers
  13. 20. Available in all formats (print, Mobi, ePub, DAISY, PDF, ?) Rich media integration Socially connected (aside: yes, reading is solitary but books are social) Shorter turn around from idea to instantiation Gamification Pricing that is fair and works Adapted from Mike Hendrickson's "The Future of the Book" on O'Reilly Radar A Future of Books?
  14. 21. f <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul><ul><li>Martin R. Kalfatovic </li></ul><ul><li>Smithsonian Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>twitter.com/@udcmrk </li></ul><ul><li>udc793.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>(find cites and more info about this presentation at the blog above) </li></ul>

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