Macmillan offers complete backlist to ebook lending libraries

By libertyc
October 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Macmillan is putting its backlist in ebook lending libraries. The big publishing house confirmed to Publishers Weekly that more than 11,000 titles will be available through OverDrive, 3M and Baker & Taylor. Frontlist titles are not currently available. Alison Lazarus, president of [...]

Morning Links: Next time, I'll self-publish

By libertyc
April 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Adult Hardcover Revenues Down Nearly 7% in 2012 (GalleyCat) Next Time, I’ll Self-Publish (The Indie Reader) Add Content From Other Services to your Kobo Library (Kobo Books) 3M Cloud Library Unveils Better Tools, More Titles (Digital Book World) Kindle Daily Deals: The Crown by Nancy [...]

Penguin to Stop Windowing Library Books (Bonus: Cool workaround for Penguin library books)

By libertyc
March 28, 2013 // 4 Comments

You may have already seen that Penguin is going to stop the windowing of library book titles. That’s a good thing, and I applaud the decision. I’d be more excited if my library was part of the 3M system, and if Penguin wasn’t having books “expire” and require a [...]

Morning Links — FAA Facing More Pressure on Device Usage

By libertyc
January 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

FAA Facing More Pressure to Change Rules on Electronic Device Usage (Techdirt) Authors Benefit from Teamwork on Promotion (Good E-Reader) The Guardian Reveals an Important Truth About Article Comments (Scholarly Kitchen) OverDrive, 3M Kick Off 2013 With Promising eBook Developments (The Digital [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
November 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

15 Must-Have Collaboration Tools for Journalists (Media Shift) 3M Expands Collaboration with Penguin (Good E-Reader) The Kind of Journalism we Need is Changing but Can Journalists Make the Transition? (GigaOM) Digital Textbook Study Shows Interactive Features Were Used More than Embedded Videos [...]

3M launches library e-book and e-reader program

By libertyc
April 29, 2012 // 3 Comments

Is there room in the library e-book field for a competitor to Overdrive? Wired reports that tape and media manufacturer 3M thinks so, and is launching a library e-book lending initiative called the 3M Cloud Library with 40 publishers (including Random House, HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Wiley) and [...]

3M invests in Pixel Qi display manufacturer

By libertyc
September 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

3M is investing in Mary Lou Jepson’s Pixel Qi company, which produces dual-mode transreflective displays that can operate in LCD color or low-energy monochrome e-ink-like modes. Engadget has the press release and some commentary. So far, while the Pixel Qi displays have seemed fairly impressive [...]

Txtr updates Android reading app

By Chris Walters
July 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

German ebook software company txtr has updated its Android app with several new features. Some, such as bookmark and note syncing, are familiar to users of the Kindle app, but the update surpasses Amazon’s offering by including cloud storage for personal docs as well as purchased books. The [...]

3M working on its own ereader device for libraries

By Chris Walters
July 10, 2011 // 3 Comments

Next month, 3M’s recent investment in German ebook device company txtr will bear fruit in a pilot program in Minneapolis. TwinCities.com reports that the library system there will test 3M’s new cloud-based ebook library lending service using cloud-connected kiosks and custom ereader [...]

3M invests in Germany’s txtr

By libertyc
June 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

3M announced that it invested in Germany’s txtr, via its 3M New Ventures and 3M Electro & Communications Business. Txtr is developing e-book stores and reading applications for iOS and Android. We do not know how much money 3M invested, but txtr’s CEO Christophe Maire said that the [...]

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