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E book roundup

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Latest on e-readers, e-book apps and e-publishing for librarians

Latest on e-readers, e-book apps and e-publishing for librarians

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  • 1. E-Book Roundup
    • Suzanne Reymer
    • Montana State Library
    • Fall Workshop 2011
  • 2. Where are we today?
  • 3. E-Ink Reader Developments
    • New models of Kindles and Sony Readers available soon
    • Smaller, lighter touch editions from Barnes & Noble Nook and Kobo
    • Decreasing prices for older models
  • 4. E-Reader Tablets Nook Color Pandigital Novel
  • 5. Why choose an E-Reader tablet?
    • Internet access via wifi
      • Email
      • Web surfing
    • Color for children’s books and/or magazines
    • Audio/video capabilities
    • Some apps available
    • Inexpensive, limited tablet capabilities
  • 6. Tablets
    • More features
    • More apps
    • Can buy and read e-books from multiple bookstores
    • Download Overdrive audiobooks and e-books directly to device
    iPad 2
  • 7. Apple’s Competition
    • Android – Google’s OS licensed to multiple manufacturers:
      • Samsung
      • HTC
      • Toshiba
      • Asus
      • Motorola...
    • You want to look for Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) or later
    • HP TouchPad – Palm WebOS – recently closed out line. Selling for $99 - $149 if you can find it.
    • RIM Blackberry Playbook – works well with Blackberry phones.
    • Amazon rumored to be working on a tablet
  • 8. Winner and Still Champ!
  • 9. iPad E-Book Apps
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  • 17. E-PUBLISHING
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  • 21. WHERE TO FIND E-BOOKS?
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  • 27. Free Mostly Public Domain Books
    • Project Gutenberg http:// www.gutenberg.org /
    • Munseys http:// www.munseys.com /
    • Open Library (Internet Archive) http:// openlibrary.org /
    • Google Books http:// books.google.com /books
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  • 33. AMAZON KINDLE NOW WORKS WITH OVERDRIVE!
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  • 37. For Handouts http://montanacecentral.pbworks.com/