These are some links I want to keep. You might find them useful as well.
1. Cold facts: ebook sales are accelerating while print sales are plunging, by John Miedema
October 17, 2011 | at TeleRead
A nice timeline.
2. Google Launches New Book Alerts & Other Services
In InfoDocket by Gary D. Price
Hmmmm. This is interesting. Add this to the Facebook ‘read’ feature and there’s a disturbance in the force.
3. Reader Privacy and E-Books in California – by Grayson Barber
October 14, 2011
About time some overnment started to kead on this issue.
4. 2011 eBook Penetration and Use – LJ/SLJ reports released
via No Shelf Required by spolanka on 12/10/11
“Library Journal and School Library Journal released the results of their 2011 survey of eBook Penetration and use today. The reports are available for purchase (each individually) and a free download of the TOC is available.”
5. Library Journal’s eBook Survey Shows Dramatic Growth
via ResourceShelf on 12/10/11
“From The Digital Shift:
The story is the most dramatic in public libraries: 66% of public libraries reported a steep increase in ebook requests, and 82% now offer them. They expect ebook circulation to double this year. That doubling is made possible by more robust collections: public libraries increased their offerings by 185%. In turn, they also have dedicated more of their budgets to ebooks, and expect ebooks to account for about 8% of their materials budget in five years.
Some intriguing stuff here. How will it all turn out?