Morning Links 6 July 2010

Good morning, and welcome back from the holiday.

Libraries and ebooks: tough issues that it’s time to debate

One of the big issues looming on the digital horizon is the role libraries will play with ebooks. A pre-emptive move earlier this year by the UK government has upset booksellers and shows that the industry here, too, needs to get involved in this debate.

Low prices? Don't count on it, say publishers (NZ)

While many publishers are still experimenting with pricing, a consensus appears to be emerging that the digital version should be released at the same time as the hardback version. Once the paperback comes out, the digital price should also fall.

Podcast: What does the digital information seeker look like?

New research from JISC suggests that the way people look for information in libraries and online is changing. JISC recently commissioned a report from the OCLC to bring together a number of different studies in the area.

Summer reading: Fiction for your cell phone

It's summertime. Like many people, you may not have enough time for an extended vacation in which to devour a juicy full-length novel.

But, if you can steal a few moments for a mini-vacation, you can find some excellent summer reading material right on your cell phone. And you don't even need a fancy smartphone with a pricey data plan capable of running an ereader app (Kindle, Nook, Stanza, etc.) to do it.

Low prices? Don't count on it, say publishers

About Nate Hoffelder (10613 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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