Baker & Taylor Launches New Collection-Planning Tool for Librarians

[Press Release] Baker & Taylor and collectionHQ Launch ESP – Evidence-based Selection Planning Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today a new service backed by collectionHQ’s data:ESP – Evidence-based Selection Planning. …

Nook Continues Bleeding

Barnes & Noble struggles to stop the hemorrhaging at Nook, the latest techniques in ebook typography, Apple stands its ground, Macmillan opens its full ebook catalog to libraries and more.

Macmillan’s Ebook Backlist Available to Libraries

[Press Release] Macmillan Publishers Opens Entire eBook Backlist Catalog to Public Libraries via Axis 360 – Thousands of digital titles to be available for the very first time for library circulation – CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 18, 2013 – Baker & …

Higher Ed Libraries in England to Get Ebooks Via EBSCO

[Press Release] EBSCO eBooks™ Chosen as Vendor for SUPC Members Academic Libraries in England Now Able to Access EBSCO eBooks™ Ipswich, Mass. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 EBSCO eBooks™ from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been chosen as an e-book supplier …

5 Ways Tablets Will Change K-12 Education

by Beth Bacon Tablet shipments to schools grew 103% in the last year according to research from International Data Corporation (IDC). The report states  ”that momentum will continue as the 2013 back-to-school season approaches.” This growth in tablets will affect learning and classroom …

Are Ebooks Worse For Kids Than Paper Books?

by Beth Bacon Two recent surveys on children and digital books have generated headlines hinting at ebooks’ negative influence on kids. Are these reports two more sources of data proving that digital books are worse for children than paper books? Where, exactly, …

Are libraries offering enough self-published ebooks?

A self-published novel, The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken, was the best-selling ebook on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble during the week ending April 13, 2013. This statistic demonstrates a major shift in our literary ecosystem—self-published books have become culturally …

Public Libraries, Corporate Publishers and eBooks

Last week Simon & Schuster signed a deal with 3M and the NYPL to distribute eBooks into libraries. Now all of the “Big6″ corporate publishers have some type of agreement selling eBooks into public libraries. Libraries are indispensable. Publishers agree …