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1. eBooks I Love Technology Lafayette Public Library February 5, 2010

4. eBooks are currently selling well in the English speaking world. eBooks are currently selling well in the English speaking world.

5. eBooks By The Numbers

6. eBook revenue growth chart  2002 - 2009 source: Forrester Research, 2009

9. early 1990s Cost of computer media storage dropped Internet expanded from universities to homes and businesses File sharing exploded around the world Advances in scanning technology Growth in personal computing - laptops

10. 1997 - 2007 ?PDAs became popular Dedicated Reading Devices begin to sell Rocket eBook Franklin E-Bookman Palm Pilot MobiPocket and Peanut Press, two of the first eBookstores opened Electronic Paper Displays drop in price - begin use in consumer products, Ex: E Ink 2005 - Amazon.com buys Mobipocket 2006 - Sony releases Reader 2007 - Amazon releases Kindle

12. Amazon Kindle, November 2007

14. E Ink E Ink contains millions of microcapsules Positively charged white particles Negatively charged black particles Suspended in a clear fluid   Plastic film screen laminated to a circuit layer Display controlled by giving the film an electric charge   Paper-like display, very low power usage, long battery life 200 dpi+ grayscale

15. E Ink - How It Works

17. Music has gone digital

18. Advantages of eBooks For Consumers: Portable Font   Available   Books stay in perfect condition Hard to damage Multiple devices For Libraries: Shelf reading not required The dog did not eat your book, and the staff did not forget to check it in No overdue fines, or notices, ever Library service becomes more valuable to those who could not visit during regular hours

20. Amazon Kindle 2 $259 Largest collection of new releases/bestsellers $9.99 for bestsellers 3G  Whispernet  6" E Ink Screen 2 Gig Internal Memory text-to-speech capability AZW File Format, no EPUB

21. Barnes and Noble nook $259 6" E Ink Screen Color LCD Input Screen 2 Gig Internal Memory 3G and WiFi Connectivity EPUB and EDP File Formats

22. The Sony Reader Pocket Edition

23. Apple  iPad

24. Read eBooks on your iPhone or iPod Touch with apps like Kindle and Stansa. Advantage:  Many consumers already own device.

28. How much are you willing to pay for an eBook? More importantly, how much profit are publishers willing to give up? Publishers make the pricing decisions. Amazon has attempted to hold bestseller prices below $10.   Are eBook sales taking money away from print books in large numbers?  Not as much as you would think.  Do publishers have an incentive to "kill" eBooks?  What impact will Apple make?  Biggest question of 2010.

29. Sony eBookStore links to One Million Free Google Books

32. eBook File Formats Amazon Kindle Plain Text PDF MobiPocket .AZW (properitary) B & N nook EPUB PDF eReader (properitary)

33. Table of File Formats: listed by Hardware Device & File Format

34. EPUB Open eBook standard of the International Digital Publishing Forum EPUB file format has the extension .epub EPUB is designed to have reflowable content, meaning the text can be changed for each device as needed for easier reading Pages re-justify smoothly as font and screen size change EPUB is an XHTML-based format It supercedes the older Open Book format

36. Why would you want to convert or edit an eBook? Grab something from the web and read it on your device.   Convert a file saved in one format to another format.   All formats have different properties.  Edit a file format to unlock features. Create an eBook to share with others.

37. Calibre - eBook Conversion Software

38. Calibre  - Converting File Formats

39.  EPUB eBook Editor   -  Sigil

41. eBook  Digital Rights Management Nearly all eBooks have some form of Digital Rights Management. eBook DRM: copy protection that follows the eBook and the device the work is registered on. Publishers use it to keep eBooks from being pirated and illegally shared; however it also limits legitimate buyers from using eBooks they already own in ways they want.  Ex: What happens to all the eBooks you bought for your Kindle when you buy a nook after having a Kindle for two years? DRM free eBooks may not happen any time soon. Buyers can protect themselves by purchasing eBooks that are formatted to some standard, like EPUB. These can at least be read on multiple devices, even though they still have DRM restrictions.

43. Privacy: Who knows what you are reading and should you be concerned? EFF's eBook Buyer's Guide to Privacy

44. EFF's eBook Buyer's Guide to Privacy, Jan 2010 Do companies track what books you purchase or checkout? Google Books: Yes, all items are associated with a google account   Amazon Kindle: Yes, a purchase history is compiled for each account   B&N nook: Yes and No, online B&N purchases are compiled but books obtained somewhere else are not tracked   Sony Reader: Yes and No, online Sony Reader Store purchases are compiled but books obtained somewhere else are not tracked

47. Ingram Digital's MyiLibrary.com

48. Icon from Sony eBookStore

49. Sony "Library Finder"

50. Overdrive Compatible eBook Devices

54. Overdrive Digital Bookmobile @ Lafayette Public Library South Regional Library - January 22, 2010

55. Overdrive's eBook Media Partners, January 2010

57. Overdrive Bayouland E-Library Co-Op begins in 2010 Co-Op Libraries: Acadia Parish Library  Iberia Parish Library  Lafayette Public Library St. Martin Parish Library  St. Mary Parish Library   Vermilion Parish Library     Materials Available:   Digital AudioBooks EPUB eBooks

60. This is the initial screen for an advanced search. I've selected to search only Adobe EPUB books, added within the last 365 days, and I'd like to see 25 titles per page.This is the initial screen for an advanced search. I've selected to search only Adobe EPUB books, added within the last 365 days, and I'd like to see 25 titles per page.

61. I can set my Lending Period at this time. 14-day check out or 7-day check out are options. I decide to leave the default checkout at 14 days, not knowing at this time which books I might be interested in reading.I can set my Lending Period at this time. 14-day check out or 7-day check out are options. I decide to leave the default checkout at 14 days, not knowing at this time which books I might be interested in reading.

62. Sorting through the list alphabetically, I find one of my favorite authors, Carl Hiaasen. His YA book "Scat" is not checked out, and I would like to read it.  I click "add to my digital cart" and follow the screen to the next page.Sorting through the list alphabetically, I find one of my favorite authors, Carl Hiaasen. His YA book "Scat" is not checked out, and I would like to read it.  I click "add to my digital cart" and follow the screen to the next page.

63. I am taken to "My Digital Cart" where I can see the items I have waiting for me to download to my computer. Scat is the only item in my cart. I decided to click "Proceed to Checkout" and follow the link to the next page.I am taken to "My Digital Cart" where I can see the items I have waiting for me to download to my computer. Scat is the only item in my cart. I decided to click "Proceed to Checkout" and follow the link to the next page.

64. Scat is not a very long book, and I decide to only check the book out for 7-days.  I also see at this "Check-Out" screen there is a  maximum of 10 titles that I can checkout at any time. I see that I currently have Zero titles checked out, and I see that I will have 9 titles remaining once I check out "Scat". I click "Confirm Check Out" and go to the next screen.Scat is not a very long book, and I decide to only check the book out for 7-days.  I also see at this "Check-Out" screen there is a  maximum of 10 titles that I can checkout at any time. I see that I currently have Zero titles checked out, and I see that I will have 9 titles remaining once I check out "Scat". I click "Confirm Check Out" and go to the next screen.

65. I wanted to point out that using Overdrive eBooks requires having a copy of Adobe Digital Editons on your Mac or Windows Computer. It is free software that allows Adobe's DRM to work with Overdrive's content on your computer.  If you activate and login with your Adobe ID, you can use the Overdrive eBook on up to 6 computers or eBook Reading Devices at the same time. The Adobe software also manages the content's checkout period, starting a count-down until the final day when the content you download "expires" and will no longer work on your device or computer.I wanted to point out that using Overdrive eBooks requires having a copy of Adobe Digital Editons on your Mac or Windows Computer. It is free software that allows Adobe's DRM to work with Overdrive's content on your computer.  If you activate and login with your Adobe ID, you can use the Overdrive eBook on up to 6 computers or eBook Reading Devices at the same time. The Adobe software also manages the content's checkout period, starting a count-down until the final day when the content you download "expires" and will no longer work on your device or computer.

66. The eBook "Scat" is now checked out to me. It is clearly stated that the book was checked out to me on January 31, 2010 and it "expires" on February 7, 2010. I see that the Adobe EPUB eBook is 1.8 mb and I have the option of downloading software needed to view this eBook on my computer now. I already have a free activated copy Adobe Digital Editions registered with my Adode ID on my Windows XP computer, so I click the "Download" button to begin the process.The eBook "Scat" is now checked out to me. It is clearly stated that the book was checked out to me on January 31, 2010 and it "expires" on February 7, 2010. I see that the Adobe EPUB eBook is 1.8 mb and I have the option of downloading software needed to view this eBook on my computer now. I already have a free activated copy Adobe Digital Editions registered with my Adode ID on my Windows XP computer, so I click the "Download" button to begin the process.

67. This is my copy of Adobe Digital Editions on my Windows XP Computer.  I don't currently have any content in my ADE library.This is my copy of Adobe Digital Editions on my Windows XP Computer.  I don't currently have any content in my ADE library.

68. I now plug my Sony Pocket Edition eBook Reader (PRS-300) into my Computer using the USB connection. I have four books on my reader at this time. I can read the books on my reader, or now on my desktop using Adobe Digital Editions.I now plug my Sony Pocket Edition eBook Reader (PRS-300) into my Computer using the USB connection. I have four books on my reader at this time. I can read the books on my reader, or now on my desktop using Adobe Digital Editions.

69. Moving the screenshot up a little, I can see at the arrow, my "URL-LINK" to the EPUB eBook "Scat" that I saved to my Windows desktop.Moving the screenshot up a little, I can see at the arrow, my "URL-LINK" to the EPUB eBook "Scat" that I saved to my Windows desktop.

70. I simply drag the file, and drop it into my Adobe Digital Editions Library...The download process begins and in just a few seconds I have a downloaded copy of Scat in my library.I simply drag the file, and drop it into my Adobe Digital Editions Library...The download process begins and in just a few seconds I have a downloaded copy of Scat in my library.

71. Clicking on the borrowed folder to the left, I see my eBook. A "7 days band is on the upper right corner of the book. The countdown drops every day until the book "expires" on the 8th day, and the book can no longer be read.Clicking on the borrowed folder to the left, I see my eBook. A "7 days band is on the upper right corner of the book. The countdown drops every day until the book "expires" on the 8th day, and the book can no longer be read.

72. Clicking on the small tab on the upper left corner of the cover of the book brings up a set of options. The eBook "Scat" can be now be opened, deleted, or returned to Overdrive/Library so that someone else can read it if I finish the eBook early.Clicking on the small tab on the upper left corner of the cover of the book brings up a set of options. The eBook "Scat" can be now be opened, deleted, or returned to Overdrive/Library so that someone else can read it if I finish the eBook early.

73. Opening the book inside Adobe Digital Editions, I can begin to read "Scat".  I click on "Chapter- One" in the left-hand column and ADE takes me to page 5 of 237. Page five is the first page of chapter one. By using the ADE menu at the top, I can change the text to whatever style/size I'm comfortable.Opening the book inside Adobe Digital Editions, I can begin to read "Scat".  I click on "Chapter- One" in the left-hand column and ADE takes me to page 5 of 237. Page five is the first page of chapter one. By using the ADE menu at the top, I can change the text to whatever style/size I'm comfortable.

74. I have now decided to transfer the eBook "Scat" to my Sony Reader. I click and drag the eBook to my "PRS-300" in the left-hand column. Notice the "Red X" on the cover of the book.I have now decided to transfer the eBook "Scat" to my Sony Reader. I click and drag the eBook to my "PRS-300" in the left-hand column. Notice the "Red X" on the cover of the book.

75. I now have the eBook directly over the PRS-300 folder icon. Notice the "Red X" has changed to a "Green +" letting me know I am directly over the folder and ready to "drop" the file into my Sony Reader.I now have the eBook directly over the PRS-300 folder icon. Notice the "Red X" has changed to a "Green +" letting me know I am directly over the folder and ready to "drop" the file into my Sony Reader.

76. Clicking on the PRS-300 icon now, I see that I have 5 eBooks on my Sony Reader. Adobe Digital Editions allows access to all the eBooks on my Sony Reader, as well as all eBooks inside Adobe Digital Editions on my Windows computer at the same time.Clicking on the PRS-300 icon now, I see that I have 5 eBooks on my Sony Reader. Adobe Digital Editions allows access to all the eBooks on my Sony Reader, as well as all eBooks inside Adobe Digital Editions on my Windows computer at the same time.

77. And here is the finished product!And here is the finished product!

78. Remember Read an E-Book Week is March 7-13, 2010.Remember Read an E-Book Week is March 7-13, 2010.

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