E book roundup

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E book roundup

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

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