Tag: library

by Jenny Shank

On a sunny September day in Boulder, Colo., a group of librarians from the Boulder Public Library parked a bright orange, book-filled tricycle in front of Alfalfa’s Market and lofted a sturdy sun umbrella over it to shade the curious who approached to investigate. They offered free books and temporary tattoos (“I ♥ the Boulder […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Harper Lee agrees to e-book version of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (Associated Press / Guardian) 2. Blurb debuts Amazon distribution (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 3. Self-publishing: How good is good enough? (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 4. Do you borrow e-books from your library? (Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes) 5. Three tips for monetizing […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Sony launches web store for e-books (Engadget) 2. Forbes will let contributors publish e-books under the company’s name (Adweek) 3. Want to publish your own digital book? Here are some tips (CNET) 4. New social site will let you discover, […] more »

by Audrey Watters

Just as many predicted, sales figures show that more people are opting to buy e-books rather than printed copies. Sales of e-books rose 167 percent in June, reports Publishers Weekly, with sales totaling $473.8 million for the first half of the year. But sales of print books — both paperbacks and hardcovers — continue to […] more »