Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Are library ebooks threatening ebook sales?

By KEIRA LYONS For poor graduate students like me, the OverDrive app has become an invaluable source of entertainment. If you’re reading a book a week like I am, paying … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · 7 Comments

Penguin CEO named Publishers Weekly man of the year

By KEIRA LYONS Last week, fellow Appazoogler Emily Picillo reported on the controversy surrounding Penguin and their decision to suddenly and inexplicably pull its titles from the popular OverDrive ebook … Continue reading

December 13, 2011

The real threats of digital lending

By EMILY PICILLO Controversies surrounding digital publishing and ebooks have up until now been overwhelmingly associated with the usual host of characters: Amazon, Apple, Google, and their respective technologies and e-ventures. … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · 3 Comments

Amazon’s digital lending: If only libraries were this brazen

By EMILY PICILLO I hope Jeff Bezos pays his lawyers well. It’s only been two weeks since Amazon launched its Lending Library program and the drumbeats of impending litigation have … Continue reading

November 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

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