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eBooks and eTextbooks

  1. 1. eBooks and eTextbooks<br />
  2. 2. Forrester Research: eBook Sales Hit $1 Billion<br />“2010 will end with $966 million in eBooks sold to consumers. By 2015, the industry will have nearly tripled to almost $3 billion, a point at which the industry will be forever altered.”<br />http://blogs.forrester.com/james_mcquivey/10-11-08-ebooks_ready_to_climb_past_1_billion<br />
  3. 3. 7% of adults read ebooks. <br />41% of their books are digital. <br />eReader owners read 66% of their books digitally.<br />Less than 10% of Adults Read eBooks<br />http://blogs.forrester.com/james_mcquivey/10-11-08-ebooks_ready_to_climb_past_1_billion<br />
  4. 4. How People Read eBooks<br />
  5. 5. eTextbooks<br />Flat World Knowledge <br />http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/<br />Coursesmart<br />http://www.coursesmart.org/<br />Free Digital Textbook Initiative<br />http://www.clrn.org/fdti/<br />CourseLoad<br />any textbook can be made into digital format <br />http://www.courseload.com/Home.aspx<br />
  6. 6. Custom eTextbooks<br />Dynamic Books (Macmillan)<br />http://dynamicbooks.vitalbook.com/<br />Create (McGraw-Hill) <br />http://create.mcgraw-hill.com<br />WileyPlus (John Wiley & Sons) <br />http://www.wileyplus.com/<br />Pearson Custom <br />http://www.pearsoncustom.com/<br />
  7. 7. Library Resources<br />NetLibrary – must read online<br />Overdrive – checkout downloadable books.<br />Other ebooks (online books)<br />http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/ebooks.htm<br />
  8. 8. Discussion<br />What is the purpose of a textbook?<br />As ebooks become more interactive, what will this do to the role of the instructor? <br />What about the bookstore?<br />http://chronicle.com/article/As-Textbooks-Go-Digital/125363/<br />

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