Hi Where can I buy or download soft copy of IT/ Business related books. Is it true, you can download them free as well?? Thanks. PopcornReads is analyzing how e-books and e-readers are changing the publishing industry. See how books and e-books are evolving how we read. Should we be concerned? Wholesale soft copy books from China. Shopping for wholesale office and school supplies often involves going to a different store for every item.
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The Future of Books, Bookstores, Publishers: E- Books v. Hard- Copy Books. This series of articles looks at how e- readers and e- books are reshaping the publishing and bookselling industry. If you missed the first article on the history of e- readers, click here. Update on E- Readers: Since the e- reader industry is very dynamic, I wanted to update you on some possibly important developments that were announced after last week’s article. Amazon officially announced plans to introduce a ~9” screen tablet computer before October, 2.
I am looking to buy soft copies of Business text books. Does anybody here know where i can buy from. Soft copy would help me in studying without. AbeBooks has millions of new and used books, rare books and out of print books. Buy bestselling books, signed books and textbooks from independent booksellers. Instead of boycotting books priced over $9.99, I'd rather see amazon and publishers provide a free kindle version with each hard copy purchased.
It will use Google’s Android operating system. I don’t know yet whether that means more e- book formats will be available on the tablet. That they are introducing a tablet isn’t news but the timing is. Amazon dropped the price of its Kindle 3g with special offers to $1. AT& T. 3) Sony will introduce a new upgraded e- reader as early as August, 2.
Sony officially announced it will introduce a tablet computer later this year. Google has gotten into the e- reader business as of Sunday July 1. River Global’s Story HD is the first e- reader to be integrated with Google e- books. Story HD is available at Target for $1. It comes with Wi. Fi and is being touted as the highest resolution e- ink e- reader available, with 6.
SVGa e- ink screen. It comes with Adobe Reader Mobile and appears to be compatible with a wide range of e- book formats, making downloading from a variety of online book resources easier. Please note: I had planned to include environmental impact in today’s article but realized it needs to be handled separately. That article will appear on August 2.
A Little Book Evolution History: Throughout time, books have evolved in many ways. At one time, all books were handwritten manuscripts that only the wealthiest could own. The printing press made books available to a wider audience but they still were largely only affordable by the well to- do. With Andrew Carnegie’s goal to build public libraries in every small town in America, books became more accessible to everyone in the U. S. Between 1. 88. U. S. and other countries, thanks to Mr. Carnegie. Over time hardcover books became more affordable for the middle and upper classes; however, for some they were still a luxury.
Paperback books were created by a German publisher in 1. They were introduced to the U. S. in 1. 93. 9 as pocket books.
Some say the name came from their size being perfect to fit in a woman’s skirt pocket. In the 1. 95. 0’s, paperbacks were synonymous with pulp fiction. Paperbacks now come in two versions, trade and mass market. They have always been much more affordable than hardcover books.
Audio books have been available since the 1. Although e- books were introduced in the 1. It wasn’t until 2. Hard- Copy Books vs. Books: There have been and continue to be many publishing industry articles about how e- books affect hard- copy book sales. Everyone has an opinion and, at this early stage, you might think opinions are all that are available.
There is, however, quite a bit of anecdotal evidence that we are seeing a monumental shift away from hard- copy books to e- books. Amazon released data indicating its e- book sales outstripped its hard- copy book sales by a large margin as early as July 2. That percentage has increased since then. Publishers Weekly stated that in Q1 2. What everyone who’s chattering about this book evolution seems to agree about is that we aren’t seeing the death of hard- copy books, we’re just seeing a shift in how people read. Everyone agrees hard- copy books will still be around. There is speculation that they may become more expensive as fewer hard copies are printed, which could potentially put them back into the hands of collectors only; however, even that is just speculation at this point.
The thing I think is important is that people are reading as much or more than ever. What I noticed after I got my Kindle in 2. I read far more than I did before I got it, and I was a voracious reader before then.
Everyone I’ve talked to who has an e- reader has said the same thing, and it has surprised all of us. Anecdotally that means more e- books are being purchased now than books were purchased when the only option was a hard- copy or an audio book. In addition, we have more books by indie authors readily available, which will be addressed in a future article. Everyone in the book industry is watching the fast moving e- book and e- reader developments like a hawk.
The problem we all have is one of perspective. Because we’re in the middle of what feels like a whirlwind of change, we can’t see it from a distance. Because we don’t have a crystal ball, we can’t predict how the future of books will look. This phenomenon won’t really be fully understood until we can look back on it as a whole event. The bottom line? The book is not dead but it is evolving yet again and it’s exciting to be in the middle of that evolution! Future Articles Planned for This Series: Monday, July 2. The Effect on Brick- and- Mortar Bookstores.
Monday, August 1: The Effect on Libraries. Monday, August 8: The Effect on Publishers. Monday, August 1. The Effect on Authors. Monday, August 2. The Effect on the Environment. Tagged as. e- books.
Soft copy of books. O'Reilly Media. Date: Dec 2.
From: Dave Goody. To: ask_tim@oreilly. Subject: Soft copy of books. I would be surprised if you have not seen this question before, but I can't find it in your online archive, so I thought I would ask. Do you think that you will ever offer soft copies of your books free to those people who have already purchased hard copies?
The CD bookshelves that you currently sell look very interesting and useful for carrying along on business trips. I would definitely find it useful to have such a light- weight reference instead of the comparable hard copy versions to carry around. However, I. already own many of the hard copy versions of the books covered on the CDs.
For example, I already own all of the books contained on the. Bookshelf, with the exception of the Win. I do not need. I know of many other people in the same situation. Would it be possible for you to allow purchasers of the hard copy versions to download the individual HTML versions of the books, and perhaps compile their own personalized bookshelf? I have not figured out any logistics on the best way to go about doing that, and perhaps it would be a huge mess, logistically speaking. I was just wondering if you have given it any thought. I was just reading a review of the.
Bookshelf, and one of the major complaints of readers was that they. There's certainly some justice to the argument that you should only have. Because we believe that online information delivery will be a very. It's precisely because there is such pressure for online.
If the hardcopy is seen as having cost, and. That's why, when many of our competitors. CDs containing the text in the back of their books, we. CD bookshelf bundles- -to get people in the habit of thinking. That being said, I love the idea of bundles, where you buy both at the.
That's why I like the. That's a. creative way of building a revenue stream for online books. Note that it's much easier to do this on the front end than it is to do. That's why I expect these hardcopy/softcopy bundles to take. Fatbrain is taking some leadership.
PDF approach, and would prefer. I can't imagine why Amazon hasn't. For that matter, working out a way to sell. Borders. com or. Barnesand.
Noble. com to differentiate themselves. Of course, CD Bookshelf products and ematter versions of some titles are. We will be selling online access to. And I imagine that we'll figure out some way of. It's a. good argument for product registration for books, so we know who's. Return to: Ask Tim Archive.