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Presentation on ebooks and ereading from the North Alabama Technology Conference on July 15, 2010

Presentation on ebooks and ereading from the North Alabama Technology Conference on July 15, 2010

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  • 1. 21st Century Reading
    http://tinyurl.com/21stcenturyreading
    Wendy Stephens
    wstephens@madison.k12.al.us
    North Alabama Technology Conference
    July 15, 2010
  • 2. Vannevar Bush and The Memex
  • 3. 1971 – Michael Hart founds Project Gutenberg on server space at University of Illinois
  • 4. on Christmas Day, Amazon sold more e-books than physical books, for the first time
  • 5. “Lightweight. Easy to use. Great for travel.”
  • 6. June 12, 2010
    Another dedicated user group? Students. But maybe not yet. Initial Kindle DX reviews NOT favorable.
  • 7. for many reasons, some of them environmental, the book’s place is now being challenged
  • 8. In 2009, print book sales ebbed 1.8 percent. E-book sales increased 176.6 percent over 2008, yet they remain fewer than 3 percent of all books sold
  • 9. A large proportion of early e-book owners - up to 66 percent in some surveys - are older than 40
    E-book users tend to earn more than $100,000 a year, be college-educated, and be very Web and social-media savvy.
    "These people do everything on the Web. They spend more than 20 hours a week on it."
    who reads ebooks?
  • 10. e-books can be a boon for many people with disabilities
  • 11. “the e-Top 10 looks pretty much like the non-e”
  • 12.
  • 13. samples
  • 14. “All of a sudden, by reading the book electronically as opposed to in print, I now have… the ability to access my book notes and highlights from any where I have an Internet connection.
    Game. Changer.
    I keep thinking, what if I had every note and highlight that I had ever taken in a paper book available to search through, to connect with other similar ideas from other books, to synthesize electronically?…”
  • 15. B&N leverages its bricks-and-mortar stores with a “Brigadoon Library”
  • 16.
  • 17. Harlequin just went live with the Carina Press, which offers books in electronic form first, with the option to go to press later.
  • 18.
  • 19. Format wars
    pdf
    epub
    azw
    xml
    drm
  • 20. CEO Michael Serbinis said that with Kobo, you could buy a book, keep it forever and read it on any other device you choose, except the Kindle. 
  • 21. “The usefulness of the Opus — like that of all of its e-reader cousins — is totally hobbled by books that come with digital rights management.”
  • 22. In 1989, the U.S. enacted the Berne Convention Implementation Act, amending the 1976 Copyright Act to conform to most of the provisions of the Berne Convention. As a result, the use of copyright notices has become optional to claim copyright, because the Berne Convention makes copyright automatic.
  • 23.
  • 24. “When we find a copyediting or formatting error in a book, we ask the publisher for a new file and replace the one in the Kindle Store so that new purchases of the book do not have the error. We will update the file for a book a customer has already purchased only when the customer asks us to.”
  • 25.
  • 26.
  • 27. ebook pricing
    Apple’s iBooks has wooed several publishers with a $14 price point instead of a $10 one
  • 28. Dedicated ereader pricing – lower by the day!
    Kindle – now $189
    Sony Reader -- Pocket Edition now as low as $99
    Barnes and Noble Nook -- now $199, wifi version$149
  • 29.
  • 30.
  • 31.
  • 32.
  • 33. Ebooks across platforms
  • 34. Some things to consider:
    Where you read (Brigadoon)
    Backlighting
    Native file conversion (.pdfs)
    Compatibility with public library resources
    Weight
    Wifi or 3G? Or cable-only.
    Which ereader do you want?
  • 35.
  • 36. Ereader petting zoo time to follow
  • 37.
  • 38.
  • 39. Mobile reading
    Stanza
    Standalone Twilight app by Iceberg
  • 40. Mobile reading
    Standalone Twilight app by Iceberg
  • 41. Mobile reading
    Standalone Twilight app by Iceberg
  • 42. Mobile reading
    Stanza searched Google books
  • 43. Mobile reading
    Stanza searched Google books
  • 44. Mobile reading
    Stanza bookshelf
  • 45. RSS! RSS!
  • 46. RSS! RSS!
  • 47. RSS! RSS!
  • 48. RSS! RSS!
  • 49. Mobile reading
    Google reader headlines
  • 50. Mobile reading
    Google reader
  • 51. Mobile reading
    Google reader photos
  • 52. Mobile reading
    Google reader images – anything with an rss feed
  • 53.
  • 54.
  • 55. My Ten Favorite Sources for Free eBooks
  • 56. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    1. Google books
    Ten places for FREE ebooks
  • 57. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    1. Google books
    Ten places for FREE ebooks
  • 58. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    1. Google books
    Ten places for FREE ebooks
  • 59. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    1. Google books
    Ten places for FREE ebooks
  • 60. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    2. hiplit—
    Harper Teen listserv
    Ten places for FREE ebooks
  • 61. 3. Project Gutenberg
  • 62. 3. Project Gutenberg
  • 63. 3. Project Gutenberg
  • 64. 3. Project Gutenberg
  • 65. 3. Project Gutenberg
  • 66. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    4. Free Kindle books on Amazon.com
    Ten places for FREE ebooks
  • 67. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    5. Creative Commons Books
    Ten places for FREE ebooks
  • 68. 6. fullbooks.com
  • 69. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    7. bn. com
    Ten places for FREE ebooks
  • 70. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    8. http://www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm
    Ten places for FREE ebooks
  • 71. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    8. http://www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm
    Ten places for FREE ebooks
  • 72. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    9. fictionwise
    Ten places for FREE ebooks
  • 73. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE
    10. HMCPL Digital Media Zone
    Ten places for FREE ebooks