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If you’ve logged into our 3M Cloud Library in the last few days, you have seen the above, because I have gone love-crazy and all the books I bought needed their own shelf. It’s summer, it’s hot, and it’s time for for romance. Please, ebook readers, check them all out so I can justify buying more Scotsman romances. YUM.
Need a good romance to start with to steam up your August nights? There are two that I love to recommend to romance virgins. The first is Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, by Sarah MacLean. This is a Regency romance, so it is full of beautiful dresses and elaborate social rules. The second is Bet Me, by Jennifer Crusie. This is a contemporary classic that involves some very imaginative scenes with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. They are both sublime and you ought to read them however you can get them.
(This is Stephanie, by the way, as your guest tumblrer for the week. I’m sure Erin would be mortified if she thought you all were thinking she’s into Scottish rogues. Even though she TOTALLY IS.)

If you’ve logged into our 3M Cloud Library in the last few days, you have seen the above, because I have gone love-crazy and all the books I bought needed their own shelf. It’s summer, it’s hot, and it’s time for for romance. Please, ebook readers, check them all out so I can justify buying more Scotsman romances. YUM.

Need a good romance to start with to steam up your August nights? There are two that I love to recommend to romance virgins. The first is Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, by Sarah MacLean. This is a Regency romance, so it is full of beautiful dresses and elaborate social rules. The second is Bet Me, by Jennifer Crusie. This is a contemporary classic that involves some very imaginative scenes with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. They are both sublime and you ought to read them however you can get them.

(This is Stephanie, by the way, as your guest tumblrer for the week. I’m sure Erin would be mortified if she thought you all were thinking she’s into Scottish rogues. Even though she TOTALLY IS.)

A Library for the Subway

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A trio of students from the Miami Ad School—Max Pilwat, Keri Tan and Ferdi Rodriguez—have came up with an innovative concept that allows people to read the first ten pages of popular books while riding the subway. 

Using near field communications (NFC) technology, commuters select the desired book from a list of popular titles and read its first ten pages—upon finishing, the reader will be informed of the closest library location from which they can pick up and read the rest of the book. 

This is a simple but ingenious idea that can be adopted and adapted to encourage reading in the 21st century, when new technology is changing the way we consume books. 

This made me squeal in a really unattractive way at my desk.

Maybe it’s a little different if you’re a library on the scale of New York Public. But what would it take for me to buy a six- or an eight-month-old book, digital or not? An Oprah-like moment, a movie release, or a major award.

Brian Kenney, director of the White Plains Public Library (NY), in the best op-ed of 2012 about the big, exploding picture of ebooks and libraries. I should also say it’s his inaugural column for Publishers Weekly. I tumbled about it last week, but it’s so provocative and, moreover, proactive, I had to do it again. (via cloudunbound)

At first I thought this quote was about eBooks. Thank goodness for the Thanksgiving break, am I right?

At first I thought this quote was about eBooks. Thank goodness for the Thanksgiving break, am I right?

(Source: yalitquotes)

teachingliteracy:

ebookporn:
Social features to new Overdrive app lets library ebook readers share their enthusiam for what they are reading and help build audience for the author. 

This is cranky of me, but can’t we first work on making Overdrive easy to use?

teachingliteracy:

ebookporn:

Social features to new Overdrive app lets library ebook readers share their enthusiam for what they are reading and help build audience for the author. 

This is cranky of me, but can’t we first work on making Overdrive easy to use?

GPOYW - eBook Wake Up! In which I show our patrons how to borrow eBooks using OverDrive and 3M. And then I console them when they have an Adobe ID they haven’t used in four years and thus cannot remember their password.

GPOYW - eBook Wake Up! In which I show our patrons how to borrow eBooks using OverDrive and 3M. And then I console them when they have an Adobe ID they haven’t used in four years and thus cannot remember their password.

galleycat:

Net sales revenue from eBooks have surpassed hardcover books in the first quarter of 2012, according to an Association of American Publishers report. 

Wow. This is big.

galleycat:

Net sales revenue from eBooks have surpassed hardcover books in the first quarter of 2012, according to an Association of American Publishers report

Wow. This is big.

Emily Powell, the bookstore’s president and chief executive, said the machine matched with their mission of connecting readers and writers, since “it certainly speaks to the fact that our community is not just readers, but they’re writers and we have the ability to offer them the service of helping them get started in publishing.”

McNally Jackson Books in New York, which installed the machine in January 2011, has on average nearly one new self-publishing customer a day.

Mr. Leggett, of Politics and Prose in Washington, said consumers now had control over the publishing process, from deciding the physical dimensions, cover and layout, to how much they want to pay for it.

“It’s a way for people who ordinarily wouldn’t be able to have a book on the shelf to have it on the shelf,” he said. “It’s a way for the community to increase the number of people who can express their ideas.”

The Antidote to e-Books - NYTimes.com

We love this article on the Espresso Book Machine and self-publishing as an antidote to e-Books. However, where is the mention of libraries with the machine? In case you need a reminder, Darien Library has an EBM as well!