In the spring 2013 issue of YALS an article by Marijke Visser and Chanitra Bishop covers the latest in the ins and outs of e-book publishing and libraries. The article includes an overview of the challenges libraries and publishers face when it comes to e-books and some of the differences between e-book and traditional print publishing and purchasing.
The article includes a very useful list of resources for keeping up and learning more about the world of e-books, libraries, and publishing. The list below is a one-stop-shop for accessing the resources mentioned. Keep in mind that the world of e-books and e-book publishing is moving and changing quickly. The best way to keep up is to keep reading and learning via blogs and other regularly updated resources.
- American Libraries E-Content Blog
- American Library Association. Ebooks and Copyright Issues. State of America’s Library Report 2013.
- Digital Content Working Group. Tip Sheet on DRM.
- E-Book Business Models: A Scorecard for Public Libraries.
- J. Hoffman. et al. Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2011-2012. Digital supplement of American Libraries magazine, June 2012.
Kathryn Zickhur, et al. Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits
Pew Internet & American Life Project, April 5, 2012.
- Lee Rainie, et al. The Rise of E-reading.
- Michael Kelly. Librarians Feel Sticker Shock as Price for Random House E-Books Rises as Much as 300 Percent.
- Michael Lovett. Hachette Book Group’s New Library e-book Pricing.