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EQS 2012 Ebooks: Behind the Headlines

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    • Ebooks: Behind the headlines Rita Baladad, Minitex Brian R. Kraft, Washington County Library
    • http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/146980765.html
    • Agency Model vs. Traditional/Wholesale Model Amazon to customerAgency model “Big Six” publishers $5.00 $5.00, publisher to Apple to customer and distributor Amazon, Apple, Barn split profit es & Noble, other distributors Barnes & Noble to customer Amazon to customer $4.00 “Big Six” publishers $5.00 Traditional to Amazon, Apple, Apple to customer $6.00 model Barnes & Noble, other distributors Barnes & Noble to $6.00 customer distributor keeps profit (or loss)
    • http://gigaom.com/2012/04/11/the-e-book-wars-who-is-less-evil-amazon-or-book-publishers/
    • http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2012/consumers-upset-and-confused-over-e-book- pricing/?et_mid=551778&rid=188482864
    • http://librarianbyday.net/2012/03/07/should-libraries-get-out-of-the-ebook-business/
    • Purchasing an eBook from Online BookstoreSearch Download viaStore Purchase title WiFi Customer owns the title.
    • Accessing an eBook from a Public Library Checked out – place hold KindleSearch Download UnlesseBook via WiFi Penguin, via USBCatalog Available – checkout in EPUB,PDF eReader Open in Adobe Kindle, PDF, EPU download to Digital Editions Transfer to B computer device via USB Download to Tablet Open app tablet Library leases the title & allows users to read through Digital Rights Management.
    • The Major Publishers
    • The Major PublishersWorking with Public Libraries
    • The Major PublishersWorking with Public Libraries Tripled prices in March Limits Checkouts to 26
    • http://srpubliclibrary.org/whatsnew/did-you-know-your-library-cant-buy-ebooks-from-many-publishe.html
    • http://douglascountylibraries.org/content/ebooks-and-DCL
    • Pew Internet & American Life Project: The rise of e-readingPublished April 4, 2012 http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/04/04/the-rise-of-e-reading/
    • December 2011 17%Adults reading eBooks February 2012 21% Total Adults who Read eContent (books, own eReader or Tablet magazines, newspaper) 29% 43%
    • eBooks vs. Print eBooks preferred print preferred While traveling Reading with childrenWant a title to read now Sharing with family/friends 50/50 Reading in bed
    • Average eBook reader• Reads more books (both eBooks and print)• Spends more time reading• Is under the age of 50• Has some college education• Earns household income $50,000+• Purchases books rather than borrows
    • When looking for a particular ebook, where do you go first? 75% 12%Online bookstore Public library or website
    • http://www.newstimes.com/opinion/article/Keith-Miller-Why-need-new-library-when-e-books-3396818.php
    • Questions to ponder as we go forward Will everyone own a device in the future? Can everyone afford to purchase all the eBooks they read? Can libraries continue to offer books for those who cannot? How long before most books are only available as eBooks? Will the publishers work with libraries? Will libraries own or just lease content? Will Digital Rights Management continue?
    • Questions?
    • Thanks! Rita Baladad, Minitex balad001@umn.eduBrian R. Kraft, Washington County Library brian.kraft@co.washington.mn.us