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Google’s New Interactive E-Books Would Be Impossible to Print

“There was a moment when e-books felt a little bit magical. A single device that stores hundreds of books, fits in a tote, and doesn’t give paper cuts? Clearly, this was an upgrade to the tattered paper books we’d been reading for hundreds of years. Then, some years and a few generations of Kindle later, digital books began to feel less like magic and more like pixelated versions of what’s already on our shelves. Being digital didn’t necessarily add anything to the reading experience. In fact, it was physical books that seemed to be pushing the boundaries of publishing.” (via Wired)

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Penguin Random House eBook Titles Now Available on EBSCO eBooks

“EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has partnered with Penguin Random House to offer digital libraries the entire collection of Penguin Random House eBooks through EBSCO eBooks™.  Libraries can access 21,000 fiction and nonfiction e-book titles from prominent authors including John Grisham, Mindy Kaling, Paula Hawkins, Toni Morrison and Danielle Steel.” (via EBSCO)

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Odilo and Gardners Partner to Boost Library Offering

“ODILO, one of the leading eBook providers in Europe and Latin America, has recently partnered with Gardners, Europe’s leading independent wholesaler of English language products and content (both physical and digital). With the addition of over 650,000 titles from Gardners in January 2016, close to one million bestselling and popular titles will be available from ODILO to North American libraries.” (via DBW)

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Penguin Random House Unifies E-book Terms for Libraries

“Ever since the merger between Random House and Penguin was announced, librarians have been left to wonder which terms of sale for library e-books would ultimately win out: Penguin’s cheaper, but limited licensing terms? Or Random House’s more expensive, but perpetual access terms? Now, we know: it will be the Random House terms. Penguin Random House executives announced today that all Penguin e-books purchased by libraries after January 1, 2016, will be licensed on the perpetual access model now used by Random House.” (via PW)

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Don’t Necessarily Judge Your Next E-Book By Its Online Review

“Whether you’re planning a restaurant date night or picking out the next e-book for your bedside table, it wouldn’t hurt to be more suspicious of online reviewers’ expertise. Catfishing and astroturfing don’t take place in the Amazon or on the football field. They occur in cyberspace in the form of Internet scams. E-book catfishing involves contracting a book from a low-paid writer overseas, publishing it under a fake name and a fictional biography, and buying fake reviews to make the book look popular.” (via NPR)

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