Francine Brancatella

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Matt Makes His Tiny Rental into a Home

<b>Name:</b> Matt DeLeva <b><br>Location:</b> Silver Lake neighborhood, Los Angeles, California <b><br>Size:</b> 400 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1 1/2 years, renting<p>When Matt …

[App]cessorise

Don’t worry you are not alone; most of us initially recoiled in horror at the idea of electronic books. Our favourite paperbacks go on holiday with …

What You Need to Know about Book Piracy

Okay, we all know about this. Piracy, the great and terrifying force that’s destroying authors’ means to make a living on one hand, and getting their …

Califa Launches Enki, a Lending Platform for Direct Ebook Distribution

The Califa Library Group and Contra Costa County Library (CCCL) today officially announced the beta launch of Enki Library, a new ebook platform …

Pocketbook Touch Lux e-Reader – First Look

During the SID Display Week in Vancouver BC, we got our hands on one of the new e-readers that Pocketbook announced a few weeks ago. The Pocketbook …

Stats Show that e-Books are Still a Tough Sell in North America

According to BookNet Canada's President and CEO Noah Genner, "The research suggests that the ebook market in Canada may have reached a plateau. Early …

Amazon’s Kindle Worlds: Instant Thoughts

<b>The Twitters are abuzz today</b> about Amazon’s new “Kindle Worlds” program, in which people are allowed to write <i>and then sell through Amazon</i> their fan …

Book News: Stephen King's New Bogeyman? Digital Publishing

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Stephen King says his next book, <i>Joyland</i>, will be available only in print. He recently told <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>: "[L]et people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one." …

How Libraries are Evolving in the New Digital Realm

As concepts like self-publishing and digitized materials come to the forefront, how are libraries evolving in the new book world? In the new <i>American</i> …

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD: A Stealth BYOD Tablet Competitor

Amazon announced today that its Kindle Fire HD tablet offerings will rocket from availability in just seven markets (U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Japan) to 170+ countries in mid-June. The 7” and 8.9” Amazon Kindle Fire HD models have enjoyed great success in the consumer market, as …

Why Your Library May Not Have the E-Book You Want

by Ursula K. Le Guin<p>While most small presses sell all their books freely and happily to libraries, the “Big Five” publishers continue to be terrified …

Detroit Free Press

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Can e-lending land itself a spot under the public lending right?

<i>“However, in none of the studied countries, e-lending activities rely on a statutory copyright or lending right exception.”</i><p><b>By Kelly Breemen and Vicky</b> …

Steal This E-Book?

(Photo: Drathus)<p>Digital rights management, or DRM, is a set of technologies used to control piracy. An example is the “Fairplay” system that Apple …

New Educational Ebooks Turn The Ipad Into A Platform for Interacting with History’s Greatest Leaders; Look, Listen, Learn with The Amazing People Club.

Amazing People Collage<p>In an age when immediate fame and celebrity are cynically dangled to fuel the hopes and visions of children and young people, …

Gigaom | HarperCollins makes it easier for authors to give away their ebooks

Advertisement<p>It’s pretty easy for authors to give away advance print copies (galleys) of their books, but, somewhat counterintuitively, there’s not a …

Apple and the DOJ face off over e-book prices (FAQ)

Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice head to a Manhattan court Monday to begin a trial over whether the Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant colluded with several major publishers to fix pricing on e-books.<p>Things already have gotten complicated: the DOJ's lawsuit originally targeting Apple and …

eBooks

Bye, bye Nook? B&N e-reader makes top 10 list of brands expected to die

Amazon.com may have killed it, and Microsoft may not be able to save it.<p>Yes, Barnes & Noble’s e-reader device, the Nook, is in a precarious …

Digital rights management: downloads, downers and a call for PDF publishing

God gave PDF to journal articles and ePub to monographs. And then he decided to wrap those monographs in digital rights management (DRM).<p>Why? The …

What is Digital Rights Management?

Online ebook piracy remains a major concern for ebook publishers just as it is for the music industry. Without some form of protection it is very …

Gigaom | Free is not the magic number: New trends in ebook pricing

Advertisement<p>Ebook pricing strategies are changing rapidly as the digital market grows. Self-published authors continue to shake things up, but what …

DRM for e-books: Repeating history, not learning from it

The music business was probably the first big segment of the entertainment industry to need to figure out the Internet. Napster forced the industry …