Category Archives: iPad

Tablets Growing in Popularity

GigaOM discusses the draw of multi-use tablets and why they may win out over dedicated e-readers in the long run. From the article:

” But why would Barnes & Noble, Amazon or others even be interested in tablets when they already make a cut of the digital book content purchases? Two answers come to mind: losing control over that revenue stream on other devices and leaving money on the table. “

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Publishers Point of View

SourceBooks has an interesting article about the eBook revolution from the perspective of a traditional publisher.  From the article:

” If you remember only one thing from reading this article, let it be this: metadata really matters for ebooks. On the web, reading with your e-reader, on your phone or however/wherever you access ebooks, discovery is everything. “

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eBook Trends for 2011

Robin Good at Master New Media has assembled predictions and forecasts for the eBook marketplace in 2011. From the article:

” 2011 will be the first year traditional publishers feel the need to compete against the indie ebook alternative. “

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eBooks vs Traditional Publishing

E-Book Endeavors has an interesting guest post by ebook author L.B. Gschwandtner. L.B. breaks down the benefits of self-publishing ebooks versus going the traditional route. from the article:

” According to Stephen Shapiro, a blogger who attended last year’s annual convention of the book industry, BEA, each year, 172,000 new books are published in the United States. Of those, only 1,000 books sell more than 50,000 copies in retail channels. Less than 25,000 sell more than 5,000 copies. Ninety-three percent of books published (160,000) sell less than 1,000 copies. That represents all books published. “

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eBooks in 2011

The following are forecasts, projections and predictions on the state of the eBook economy in 2011. Articles and analysis by:

Gear Diary ” It’s only a matter of time before eBook sales overtake paper book sales for a more extended period of time (as in, not the holiday season). Hardcovers are an easy target, but the real news is when quality paperbacks are overtaken by eBooks. “

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eReaders and Tablets

There are several dedicated eReaders and an increasing amount of Tablets that provide for eBook reading. Articles and analysis by:

CBS News  (includes video) ” In addition to the actual e-reader devices, there are apps, a Nook app, a Kindle app, etc. available for both smart phones and tablets (like the iPad). And the best part is, they’re free! So if you own a tablet or a smart phone and would prefer to use that for your reading, all you need to do is download the app of your choice (just as you would any app) to enjoy many of the features we just mentioned. ”

ReadWriteWeb ” There’s little doubt that paper books will be a commercial force for a long time yet. Nevertheless, in 2010 eBooks and eReaders took a big step forward and eBooks now represent a sizable minority of the overall book market. ”

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New Study shows eBook Benefits

A new study from iModerate Research Technologies shows that 66% of people with multi-function reading devices read more often using the device.  From the Press Release:

” The study found that the top three reasons MFD users prefer reading on their device as opposed to a hard copy book are the convenience it offers (80%), the ease of purchasing ebooks (61%) and the backlit screen (41%). Moreover, the three most common occasions for reading on MFDs are: while traveling (72%), while waiting for an appointment (72%) and while relaxing (70%). ”

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