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Plucking Books From The Internet Cloud Brings Spring Sales

eBooks proliferate. They are now accepted (dare one yet say 'welcomed') at one of the largest Book Expos in the USA. I guess Kindle is there. I guess THE ELEPHANT TALKS TO GOD  is there. Carry on.

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E-Book Publishers Take To The Cloud At Book Expo 2012

by John Farrell

 

Every year BookExpo Americafeatures more e-book publishers and distributors exhibiting right alongside the traditional publishers.

Amazon Kindle DirectLuluand Xlibris were touting the successes of their self-published authors.

But what caught my eye at this year’s conference, which started on Monday and runs through tomorrow at the Javits Center in New York, were the companies that are concentrating on digital distribution.

OverDrive reportedly hosts 650,000 premium digital titles from more than 1,000 publishers, such as Random House, HarperCollins, BBC Audiobooks America, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury.

The company’s Overdrive media console works on Macs and PCs for readers tied to their desktops. It also comes as an app for Android™ , BlackBerry®, iOS  and Windows® Phone 7

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnfarrell/2012/06/06/e-book-publishers-take-to-the-cloud-at-book-expo-2012/

 

 

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Hmm, I guess E-books are going to stick around. I'm a lover of actual books so convincing myself to go the way of an e-reader is taking awhile!

Thanks for sharing,

Andrea

http://andreamiles.com/2012/06/08/the-mighty-mississippi/

 

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eBooks can be a great space-saver for those books which are a one read, but real books you want to look at, touch and read again, go on shelves.