Another bookish-techy week has come and gone, with plenty of news from the future of publishing. Here are some of the highlights:
Good news for ebooks in general
E book sales for January-August 2010 represented $263 million, compared to $89.8 million from January-August 2009, representing an overall increase for the category of 193% over the same period last year.
Great news for Amazon/Kindle
- Verizon to Pre-load Kindle App on Android Phones
- Amazon Singles Finds Space Between Essays and Books
- Amazon’s iPhone bar code scanner takes impulse buying to a new level
- Apple’s iPad is good for Amazon’s Kindle
Not such great news for iBookstore
The iBookstore six months after launch: One big failure
HP’s POD pilots takes flight
This semester, Hewlett Packard (HP) is conducting print-on-demand pilots at three universities.
Libraries checking out new e-acquisitions model
Patron-Driven Ebook Model Simmers as Ebrary Joins Ranks
Craig Mod suggests only you can prevent bad ereaders
The ereader incompetence checklist (for discerning consumers, editors, publishers and designers)
Dear Author’s Jane Litte advises would-be Android readers
Here are some things to look for when determining whether a particular Android tablet would be a good reader for you.
Julietta Leonetti offers an excellent analysis of how the ebook industry is (slowly) taking shape in Argentina
In Argentina, E-books Are Sexy! (But You Can’t Find Them Anywhere)