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Univ. of Minnesota Press Gets Interactive with Scholarly Books

Univ. of Minnesota Press Gets Interactive with Scholarly Books

THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS ANNOUNCED earlier this week that it, with the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has been awarded a $732,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch the Manifold Scholarship digital initiative. The funding will allow UMP and and CUNY’s […]

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Playster Streaming Service to Offer Simon & Schuster Ebooks

Playster Streaming Service to Offer Simon & Schuster Ebooks

PLAYSTER, A DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA STREAMING PLATFORM, has announced a content deal with one of the world’s largest book publishers, Simon & Schuster. The agreement provides unlimited access to a vast number of bestselling backlist ebook titles from the publisher’s U.S. and international catalog. In a statement, Erika Khanna, spokesperson for Playster said: “Simon & Schuster […]

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Kobo Unveils New E-Reader to Take on Kindle Voyage

Kobo Unveils New E-Reader to Take on Kindle Voyage

KOBO LAUNCHES ITS LATEST E-READER, the Kobo Glo HD, which it bills as a device featuring “the highest resolution screen available on the market, at the lowest price.” At $129.99, the device is $70 cheaper than the $199 Kindle Voyage, which Amazon rolled out in September last year. The Glo HD features a six-inch, 300 ppi […]

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The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading

The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading

This is not one of those rants about missing the texture, touch, colors, whatever of paper contrasted with the sterility of reading on a tablet. No, the real abomination of ebooks is often overlooked: Some are so ingrained in the product itself that they are hiding in plain sight, while others are well concealed beneath layers of commerce and government.

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