The Book Saver

Looks like there’s a new gadget that could ‘turn the page’ on the future of eBook access.  The new, Book Saver, acts as a quick digital scanner for print books.   Ion, the company that makes this gadget, claims one can scan a 200 page book in 15 minutes time, which is believable after seeing the YouTube video.  At least one reviewer has already noted the similarities with this device and music ripping.


ALA responds to the eBook crisis

ALA has finally responded to the eBook crisis. Here is ALA’s response.

TedBooks — More short e-texts

Related to my last blog entry, TedBooks are yet another example of e-text that is shorter than a printed book, but longer than a typical print article.

E-book Readers creating opportunity for published “short” works

Found this article in NY Times, about a trend toward short works being made for E-readers. Most works shorter than traditional print books are delegated to be printed as articles, and, with the cost of printing serials becoming more costly, E-Readers have begun to be a new medium for these “shorter than book length” works.