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The future of eBooks: a collaborative comsuption

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The concept of Rachel Botsman fits well with evolution of readers’ behavior.

The way that people consume music has changed dramatically in recent years.  Anders Mildner, a journalist and media analyst from Sweden, speaking at Online Information 2011, believes the way people read and relate to books will follow a similar pattern.  The consumption of books, like music, will become less passive and more social.

New forms of e-book will enable readers to share reading experiences, just as they share music and playlists.  Reading will become a more participatory activity.  Although the value of books as physical objects will decrease, their value as social objects will increase.  Publishers and authors will look to develop works that can be enjoyed as social, shared experiences.  Librarians, and others, will need to re-engage with what reading is all about.  Publishers need to develop new business models

Skelton, Val. The future of ebooks.  Information Today Europe, Posted on 8th of December 2011.
http://www.infotoday.eu/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/The-future-of-e-books-79299.aspx

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December 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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Free ebooks for diabetes management by Novo-Nordisk

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Press release:

Today, Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, launched a free 5-volume diabetes educational e-book series, designed to help patients work with their health care team to better manage their diabetes.

The e-book series is part of Cornerstones4Care™, an innovative patient support program that provides highly customizable diabetes information through the comprehensive interactive website www.Cornerstones4Care.com.

 

Novo Nordisk is committed to helping patients achieve their diabetes goals and saw a need to make diabetes management information more accessible. According to the Association of American Publishers, as of February 2011 e-books ranked as the number one selling format among all categories of trade publishing and sales are continuing to increase.

Read more on PharmaLive:
http://pharmalive.com/news/index.cfm?articleid=802960&categoryid=69

 

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September 15, 2011 at 7:43 pm

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Books publisher: a healthy business

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Despite Internet and ebooks, book sales has known ” a 42% increase in the number of books sold over the last 10 years” in UK.
Cramer, Teresa. Wanted dead or alive: books. EContent Blog, Online, the 14th of september 2011.
http://www.econtentblog.com/2011/09/12/wanted-dead-or-alive-books/

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September 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

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Print isn’t dead

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According a recent study, traditional U.S. print title output in 2010 increased 5%, despite the popularity of ebooks.

The non-traditional sector continues its explosive growth, increasing 169%..

Print on demand is growing at an explosive rate. In 2008, the production of non-traditional print-on-demand books surpassed traditional book publishing for the first time and since then, its growth has been staggering.

InfoToday, 23 may, 2011.
http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/Digest/Print-Isnt-Dead-Says-Bowkers-Annual-Book-Production-Report-75628.asp

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May 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm

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Trends in e-books for research

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The excellent presentation of Dr Sian Harris during Online Information.

Issues discussed included devices, formats, digitisation, preservation and digital rights management, as well as predictions for the future and some of the e-book plans for 2011 shared by scholarly publishers at the meeting.

http://www.researchinformation.info/OnlineShow2010.pdf

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December 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm

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3 millions of free ebooks provided by…

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December 7, 2010 at 7:48 pm

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Ebook data to identify Experts

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Springer has expanded its service on the website AuthorMapper with ebook data.

AuthorMapper is a free analytical online tool for discerning trends, patterns and subject experts within scientific research. Currently the tool can retrieve information across all disciplines, from more than three million journal articles and over 742,000 book chapters from 29,000 eBooks. Adding eBook data allows all the benefits of specific eBook analysis just as the success of the journal data has shown in the past, said the publisher.trends, patterns and subject experts within scientific research.

AuthorMapper was launched a year ago offering searchable content from all Springer and BioMed Central journals. It provides a variety of analyses, such as keyword tag clouds and “Top 5” bar charts for various important metrics, and includes an interactive world map of the results.

The tool is used by academics, post-docs and emerging researchers to identify which institutions are the most prolific in specific research areas and allows for their comparison. According to Springer, it can even be useful for members of the general public seeking to identify experts, for example, medical specialists, working close to where they are located.

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April 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm