Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Electronic Book Web Weekly

If you are interested in e-books and PDAs, you should sign up for the Electronic Book Web Weekly. I have posted this week's edition here in its entirety because it says one can redistribute if you do so in its entirety. There are great articles every week not only on e-books but e-books in schools, libraries, and other settings. There is information on e-book sales, devices, and much more! If you are not subscribed, you may want to. Subscription information is at the end of this post._
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The Electronic Book Web Weekly - 2003.09.30
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The Latest News and Views from http://ebookweb.org/
Volume 3, Issue 33


C O N T E N T S
o EBW Columns
+ Print on Demand is Here
o News Feeds
+ Consortium Wants E-Books To Show Images, Text
+ E-books down but not out
+ E-book Sales Up 30% In First Half of '03
+ Agatha Christie Goes Digital
+ Schools Set Rules on Classroom Gadgets
+ Future Pocket PCs, and the Future of eBooks
+ OeBF Releases eBook Sales Statistics
+ People still pick paper over pixels
+ Free Indian e-book library launched
+ Small Publishers Make Up Big Group
+ ScanSoft Capture Development System 12 Wins Transform Magazine
Readers' Choice Award
o New eBooks
o New eAuthor Pages
o Recent Book Reviews
o Recent Press Releases
o Archive Pages on The Electronic Book Web
o Add EBW News to Your Site
o Free Promotion Services
+ Post Your Own Press Releases
+ New eBook Announcements
+ eBook Newsletter Listings
+ eAuthor Pages
+ eBook Reviews
o Share Your Thoughts on EBW's Main Discussion Forum
o Contacting The Electronic Book Web
o Subscribing and Unsubscribing


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E B W C O L U M N S
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eBookWeb Upgrade is Complete

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Consortium Wants E-Books To Show Images, Text

Tuesday September 23rd

While retailer Barnes & Noble Inc. ceased electronic-book sales in the
United States earlier this month, a consortium of about 200 companies is
just taking shape in Japan to promote the development of e-book
terminals and content. The Electronic Book Busin ...

http://www.ebookad.com/gonews.php3?newsid=3737

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E-books down but not out

Monday September 22nd

Don't slam the cover on digital books just yet. Readers hungry for a
good page-turner will still turn to bookstores and libraries, but
cheaper computers and changing consumer habits suggest that electronic
books, or e-books, still have a future. To be s ...

http://www.ebookad.com/gonews.php3?newsid=3738

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E-book Sales Up 30% In First Half of '03

Monday September 22nd

E-book sales in the first six months of the year rose 30% over the same
period in 2002 with unit sales up 40%, according to a survey sponsored
by the Open eBook Forum, an e-publishing trade association. The survey
was released barely a week after online re ...

http://www.ebookad.com/gonews.php3?newsid=3736

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Agatha Christie Goes Digital

Monday September 22nd

HarperCollins began offering e-book editions of Agatha Christie titles
through its PerfectBound e-book imprint last week. HC has the e-book
rights to 85 Christie works. PerfectBound has already released five
titles, among them The Mysterious Affair at S ...

http://www.ebookad.com/gonews.php3?newsid=3735

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Schools Set Rules on Classroom Gadgets

Saturday September 20th

For better or worse, handheld devices and laptops are now seen as
essential back-to-school supplies for students across America. And many
schools have only begun to weigh their educational benefits against
their potential for text messaging, photo swapping ...

http://www.ebookad.com/gonews.php3?newsid=3734

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Future Pocket PCs, and the Future of eBooks

Friday September 19th

One of the most enjoyable things about a site like Pocket PC Thoughts is
the fun we have with speculation about devices and the industry. This
last week was filled with both: we learned a little more about thee new
Pocket PCs coming down the pipe, the Tosh ...

http://www.ebookad.com/gonews.php3?newsid=3732

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OeBF Releases eBook Sales Statistics

Friday September 19th

The Open eBook Forum (OeBF), the electronic publishing industry's trade
and standards organization, has released statistics on the current state
of eBooks and provides an industry analysis in its first quarterly eBook
and eDocument Publishing and Retail St ...

http://www.ebookad.com/gonews.php3?newsid=3731

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People still pick paper over pixels

Thursday September 18th

I had a thoroughly modern moment this week. I was sitting in my office
in Dickinson College's Denny Hall, chatting online with my son, Jude,
who's studying abroad in Germany this year. We were using the AOL
Instant Messenger (AIM) program ...

http://www.ebookad.com/gonews.php3?newsid=3733

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Free Indian e-book library launched

Thursday September 18th

"President Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam has launched the portal of Digital
Library of India. The portal will have about 27,000 books in a digitized
form. Speaking on the occasion, the President called upon the people to
bridge digital divide. Lauding the project, ...

http://www.ebookad.com/gonews.php3?newsid=3730

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Small Publishers Make Up Big Group

Wednesday September 17th

America's smallest publishers are a fast-growing and undercounted group,
with estimated total revenues last year of $29.4 billion and sales that
have grown by 21% a year for the past five years, according to a study
being released tomorrow by the Publisher ...

http://www.ebookad.com/gonews.php3?newsid=3728

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ScanSoft Capture Development System 12 Wins Transform Magazine Readers'
Choice Award

Wednesday September 17th

ScanSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSFT), a leading supplier of speech and imaging
solutions, today announced that the ScanSoft(R) Capture Development
System 12 has been selected as the winner of the first annual Transform
Magazine Readers' Choice Award for Favorite ...

http://www.ebookad.com/gonews.php3?newsid=3726


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o "The Mysterious Affair at Styles", "The Murder of Roger
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N E W e A U T H O R P A G E S
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Our eAuthor Pages section continues to grow. Below are the newest
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R E C E N T P R E S S R E L E A S E S
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o Agatha Christie Comes to E-Books from PerfectBound
o New MARC record for eBooks - Data supplied by OverDrive
o Local Author of Gritty Fiction Releases Novel "Small Dog" in
Paperback
o What WRITER'S DIGEST says about THE CIRCLE OF SODOM
o eBooks Corporation partners with the home of the world wide web to
develop eBook Library
o Children's eLibrary available from Ingram Library Services
o Nightwares LLC is pleased to announce the debut of nightwares eBooks,
an eBook publishing press
o Envoyage City Guides from Qvadis in Palm-Air Canada Service
o Breakthrough in diesel emission control and zero emission gasoline
vehicles technology
o SynergEbooks Acquires Contracts from Zander eBooks
o E-Publisher Acceptance Rates

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