1. Christmas Literary Escapes: Head Home for the Holidays with These 21 Festive Titles →

    cloudunbound:

    I am a big believer in marketing ebooks that people actually want to read, and people want to read holiday-themed fiction, especially romance.

    In CAT, you can feast your eyes on our Holiday Romance Fiction Showcase 2014, featuring most of these titles. Pass the cookies.

    Time to start thinking about your holiday fiction lineup.

  2. medievalpoc:

    Hiya,
    I’ve started a new tumblr to share free/open nonfiction ebooks made available by the publisher.
    Lascasbookshelf.tumblr.com
    The first few titles include
    as well as some titles that deal with 20th history
    I’d be grateful if you could let your readers know
    Cheers
    This is an absolute GEM of a tumblr! Thank you so much for letting me know and sharing these FREE BOOKS with everyone!! I have added links in above.

    Interesting new Tumblr to follow.

  3. iamhauntedbybooks:

    Discovering that I can check out ebooks from my libraries is both one of the best and most dangerous things that has ever happened to me

  4. Original comic by John Kleckner, modified by an anonymous librarian.

    Original comic by John Kleckner, modified by an anonymous librarian.

    (Source: pinterest.com)

  5. What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library →

    willywaldo:

    Though you still have to deal with due dates, hold lists and occasionally clumsy software, libraries, at least for now, have one killer feature that the others don’t: e-books you actually want to read

  6. Librarians, Media React to Launch of Kindle Unlimited →

    The launch of Kindle Unlimited alters the competitive landscape for all providers of ebooks, including libraries.

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  7. Hachette Adds Heft to Combat Amazon →

    cloudunbound:

    I kind of hate this New York Times headline. The real news is that Hachette Book Group bought Perseus Books Group. Both are partners with 3M Cloud Library, and, yes, there will no doubt be changes in how Perseus sells ebooks to libraries (currently, it’s one copy, one user).

    My advice to Hachette is to experiment with the travel-, business-, science-, and history-heavy offerings of Perseus’s 12 imprints. Nonfiction ebook sales to libraries are still pretty marginal compared with adult fiction sales. They could use a boost.

  8. ebookfriendly:

A #book vending machine from Fullerton Public Library, California http://ebks.to/1o1Jwmz #libraries

    ebookfriendly:

    A #book vending machine from Fullerton Public Library, California http://ebks.to/1o1Jwmz #libraries

  9. Instant e-libraries for Myanmar universities →

    oupacademic:

    Universities in Myanmar have been given e-libraries with hundreds of thousands of digital books and academic journals to help them catch up after decades of isolation under military rule.

    Oxford University Press is thrilled to have Oxford Scholarship Online included in this excellent electronic library project. 

  10. Can You Find Midlist in Subscription Services? Is Anyone Looking? →

    cloudunbound:

  11. SELF-e - powered by Library Journal →

    Announcing a new ebook discovery service that will connect self-published authors, libraries, and readers. A very cool idea, and I love the punny name!

  12. “War and Peace” on the subway: How your iPhone is saving literature →

    I have Blindness, Twelve Years a Slave, In the Time of the Butterflies, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall on my Nook app on my Samsung Galaxy III. What classics are you reading on your smartphone?

  13. cloudunbound:

Finally, one of my favorite UK best sellers has hopped the pond, Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, out this week from Cloud publishing partner Chronicle Books.
One of my favorite LoN is below (if you don’t follow LoN’s Twitter feed, you must rectify immediately):

It’s Iggy Pop’s birthday. His lovely letter to a troubled fan in 1995 remains a favourite: http://t.co/vRyVo8oAXD
— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote)
April 21, 2014

    cloudunbound:

    Finally, one of my favorite UK best sellers has hopped the pond, Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, out this week from Cloud publishing partner Chronicle Books.

    One of my favorite LoN is below (if you don’t follow LoN’s Twitter feed, you must rectify immediately):

  14. openroadmedia:

Open Road is proud to be part of the US Navy’s NeRD program, delivering ebooks to sailors via secure devices!
(And the acronym is just about the best thing ever!)

    openroadmedia:

    Open Road is proud to be part of the US Navy’s NeRD program, delivering ebooks to sailors via secure devices!

    (And the acronym is just about the best thing ever!)

  15. Expect the Unexpected: New Stories from Octavia E. Butler →

    Good news for Octavia Butler fans!