Tag Archives: ebrary

EBrary Reveals Reams of Relevant eReader Data.

First Edition Design Publishing

We wanted to address a few points about the free downloadable report mentioned in our last post, courtesy of the good people at eBrary. It was based on a paper by Allen M. McKiel, Ph.D., Dean of Library Services, Western Oregon University.

The report shows a clear preference for libraries to provide access for patrons
to mobile offline reading. Interestingly, the reader of choice is the Apple  iPad for offline reading (the seemingly popular Amazon Kindle ranked fifth), while Windows based desktop/ laptops led the tethered (on-line) category and the Kindle ranked sixth.

The study was primarily answered by academic librarians, which may have influenced the numbers in that the iPad is popular among students.

Amazon Kindle’s massive sales numbers are not reflected in the survey. With just 7% of the responses coming from public libraries, the report may not be representative of what the general public is reading eBooks on.  Over 70% of the answers came from the United States. Again, it may show trends among American academic libraries, but not necessarily the world-view of accessing information.

It was shocking to see no replies from Japan, while there where 2 from Afghanistan.  Norway (9 responses) outdid Brazil and Argentina that combined for a total of 2.  It is not known if the survey was only offered in English.

Overall, the 27 question survey does provide an outstanding look at trends. It is well worth downloading and taking a look… whether you are tethered or offline.

 

About First Edition Design Publishing:

Ebook Publishing Design Edition First Graphic Aggregators Ebooks Publishers Distribution POD Designing Approved Aggregator How Services Academic Distributor Chapter Submission Professional Firsteditiondesignpublishing.com published book market First Edition Design Publishing is the world’s largest eBook and POD (Print On Demand) book distributor. Ranked first in the industry, First Edition Design Publishing converts and formats manuscripts for every type of platform (e-reader). They submit Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic and Children’s Books to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, and over 100,000 additional on-line locations including retailers, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company’s POD division creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network. First Edition Design Publishing is a licensed and approved Aggregator and holds licenses with Apple and Microsoft.

Visit: www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com

Ebook Publishing Design Edition First Graphic Aggregators Ebooks Publishers Distribution POD Designing Approved Aggregator How Services Academic Distributor Chapter Submission Professional Firsteditiondesignpublishing.com published book market

First Edition Design eBook Publisher Aggregator Master Distrbutor

eBrary Library Survey Available to All On-Line.


First Edition Design Publishing

ebrary, a ProQuest business and provider of ebooks and research technology, announced that the results of its survey of more than 1,000 librarians regarding ebook mobile and offline access is now publicly available online. Anyone may register to receive the full results along with a paper authored by Allen McKiel, Ph.D. and dean of Library Services at Western Oregon University, at http://www.tfaforms.com/222151.

Ebook Publishing Design Edition First Graphic Aggregators Ebooks Publishers Distribution POD Designing Approved Aggregator How Services Academic Distributor Chapter Submission Professional Firsteditiondesignpublishing.com published book market

Among other key findings, the survey revealed that 92% of librarians find providing offline access to ebooks more or equally important than providing online access. “Librarians in this survey clearly reflect a view of the critical nature of portability to the future of ebooks,” wrote McKiel. “The clear preference for offline mobile access has its roots in the experience of reading a print book. In order for the experience of reading an ebook to be as satisfying as reading a print book it must at least provide similar ease of use. The two simplest expectations are portability and usability. You need to be able to hold it comfortably, turn the page, and find things in the book. Tablets are getting better and better at providing the basics for the reading experience. They also provide the additional benefit of providing access to a portable library.”

ebrary recently launched download capabilities and will soon announce a dedicated mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Source: ebrary

About First Edition Design Publishing:

Ebook Publishing Design Edition First Graphic Aggregators Ebooks Publishers Distribution POD Designing Approved Aggregator How Services Academic Distributor Chapter Submission Professional Firsteditiondesignpublishing.com published book market First Edition Design Publishing is the world’s largest eBook and POD (Print On Demand) book distributor. Ranked first in the industry, First Edition Design Publishing converts and formats manuscripts for every type of platform (e-reader). They submit Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic and Children’s Books to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, and over 100,000 additional on-line locations including retailers, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company’s POD division creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network. First Edition Design Publishing is a licensed and approved Aggregator and holds licenses with Apple and Microsoft.

Visit: www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com

Ebook Publishing Design Edition First Graphic Aggregators Ebooks Publishers Distribution POD Designing Approved Aggregator How Services Academic Distributor Chapter Submission Professional Firsteditiondesignpublishing.com published book market

First Edition Design eBook Publisher Aggregator Master Distrbutor

www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com