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

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  1. 1. 21st Century Reading<br />http://tinyurl.com/21stcenturyreading<br />Wendy Stephens<br />wstephens@madison.k12.al.us<br />North Alabama Technology Conference<br />July 15, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Vannevar Bush and The Memex<br />
  3. 3. 1971 – Michael Hart founds Project Gutenberg on server space at University of Illinois<br />
  4. 4. on Christmas Day, Amazon sold more e-books than physical books, for the first time<br />
  5. 5. “Lightweight. Easy to use. Great for travel.”<br />
  6. 6. June 12, 2010<br />Another dedicated user group? Students. But maybe not yet. Initial Kindle DX reviews NOT favorable. <br />
  7. 7. for many reasons, some of them environmental, the book’s place is now being challenged<br />
  8. 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<br />
  9. 9. A large proportion of early e-book owners - up to 66 percent in some surveys - are older than 40<br />E-book users tend to earn more than $100,000 a year, be college-educated, and be very Web and social-media savvy. <br />"These people do everything on the Web. They spend more than 20 hours a week on it."<br />who reads ebooks?<br />
  10. 10. e-books can be a boon for many people with disabilities<br />
  11. 11. “the e-Top 10 looks pretty much like the non-e”<br />
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  13. 13. samples<br />
  14. 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.<br />Game. Changer.<br />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?…”<br />
  15. 15. B&N leverages its bricks-and-mortar stores with a “Brigadoon Library”<br />
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  17. 17. Harlequin just went live with the Carina Press, which offers books in electronic form first, with the option to go to press later.<br />
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  19. 19. Format wars<br />pdf<br />epub<br />azw<br />xml<br />drm<br />
  20. 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. <br />
  21. 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.”<br />
  22. 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.<br />
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  24. 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.”<br />
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  27. 27. ebook pricing<br />Apple’s iBooks has wooed several publishers with a $14 price point instead of a $10 one <br />
  28. 28. Dedicated ereader pricing – lower by the day!<br />Kindle – now $189<br />Sony Reader -- Pocket Edition now as low as $99<br />Barnes and Noble Nook -- now $199, wifi version$149<br />
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  33. 33. Ebooks across platforms<br />
  34. 34. Some things to consider:<br />Where you read (Brigadoon)<br />Backlighting<br />Native file conversion (.pdfs)<br />Compatibility with public library resources<br />Weight<br />Wifi or 3G? Or cable-only.<br />Which ereader do you want?<br />
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  36. 36. Ereader petting zoo time to follow<br />
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  39. 39. Mobile reading<br />Stanza<br />Standalone Twilight app by Iceberg<br />
  40. 40. Mobile reading<br />Standalone Twilight app by Iceberg<br />
  41. 41. Mobile reading<br />Standalone Twilight app by Iceberg<br />
  42. 42. Mobile reading<br />Stanza searched Google books<br />
  43. 43. Mobile reading<br />Stanza searched Google books<br />
  44. 44. Mobile reading<br />Stanza bookshelf<br />
  45. 45. RSS! RSS!<br />
  46. 46. RSS! RSS!<br />
  47. 47. RSS! RSS!<br />
  48. 48. RSS! RSS!<br />
  49. 49. Mobile reading<br />Google reader headlines<br />
  50. 50. Mobile reading<br />Google reader<br />
  51. 51. Mobile reading<br />Google reader photos<br />
  52. 52. Mobile reading<br />Google reader images – anything with an rss feed<br />
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  55. 55. My Ten Favorite Sources for Free eBooks<br />
  56. 56. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />1. Google books<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />
  57. 57. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />1. Google books<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />
  58. 58. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />1. Google books<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />
  59. 59. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />1. Google books<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />
  60. 60. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />2. hiplit—<br />Harper Teen listserv<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />
  61. 61. 3. Project Gutenberg<br />
  62. 62. 3. Project Gutenberg<br />
  63. 63. 3. Project Gutenberg<br />
  64. 64. 3. Project Gutenberg<br />
  65. 65. 3. Project Gutenberg<br />
  66. 66. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />4. Free Kindle books on Amazon.com<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />
  67. 67. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />5. Creative Commons Books<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />
  68. 68. 6. fullbooks.com<br />
  69. 69. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />7. bn. com<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />
  70. 70. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />8. http://www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />
  71. 71. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />8. http://www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />
  72. 72. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />9. fictionwise<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />
  73. 73. 50 percent of ebooks are FREE<br />10. HMCPL Digital Media Zone<br />Ten places for FREE ebooks<br />

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