Category Archives: Ebook Readers

BEA 2011 Talk: Why Ebooks Will Save the Book

[Below are the slides and text of a talk I gave Thurs. May 26, at BEA. Feedback is welcome!] Hi, I’m Ben Clemens. I work at a company in San Francisco called Blurb, which has a set of tools for making beautiful printed books. I’d like to talk to you about e-books however, because as [...]

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Live-blogging TOC2011: What do Ebook Readers Really, Really Want?

Michael Tamblyn from Kobo is presenting data on behavior (reading and buying) of ebook readers on the Kobo platform. Four sample reader segments: “Gold-A”: Spends $35 at first, $25 each vist, visit 7 times per month. Continuous reader. On an e-Ink device. A new customer who starts with ebooks is more and more likely to [...]

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Live-blogging TOC2011: The Consumer-Driven Reading Revolution

Cheryl Goodman from Qualcomm on Mirasol, the low-power color tablet screen technology. e-Readers and multimedia viewers will merge. There are so many tablets, how many will fail without content? How many magazines will fail without content strategies? An internet connection is not a content strategy. We expect 200 million tablets in next 5 years. There’s [...]

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Live-blogging the ePub 3 Announcement

As prematurely announced yesterday, the standard for e-books, ePub, is out in a new draft version this morning. It will be final in May (2011) at BEA, a very fast pace. It has many additional elements borrowed from HTML5 technologies. More details here after I read it :) Okay, after a quick perusal, some things [...]

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