Monthly Archives: March 2012

From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg – Three Practical Examples That The Transition to eBooks Is Really And Truly Underway. Really.

Johannes Gutenberg-Mark ZuckerbergWant evidence that the Gutenberg-to-Zuckerberg transition to eBooks is really and truly reaching its dénouement, at last, finally?

Well seeing is at least half-believing, so let’s take a look at three practical examples of the shift.

  • After 244 years Encyclopaedia Britannica, perhaps the world’s most venerable reference work is going out-of-print in the sense that it no longer will be available in the form of bound books and will only be available as a digital product.[1]
  • IKEA, the world’s leading furniture retailing chain, is redesigning its flagship line of bookshelves to accomodate items other than books.[2]
  • The Library Journal is reporting a drastic rise in the demand for eBooks in major libraries across the United States.[3]

So, there you have it: three practical examples from the real world to illustrate that the shift to eBooks may be entering it’s final, climactic phase.

However, if you’re still not convinced and feel that you need even more evidence, consider the healthy profits from eBook sales enjoyed by Barnes & Noble who had the foresight to develop a proprietry eReader and the shuttered storefronts of the former Borders who didn’t.

In any event, happy reading (however you choose to do it)!

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POETRY IS LIFE™ Series Meeting Set For May 6th, 2012 In Saratoga Springs, NY – Attend In-Person Or Via The Web – NOTE CHANGE IN DATE

You are cordially invited to join POETRY IS LIFE™ series authors, the editor and the publisher to help celebrate publication of the first books in the POETRY IS LIFE™ series. The meeting will be held at 433 Broadway, Second Floor in Saratoga Springs, NY on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Series Editor Nancy Duci Denofio will be discussing immediate plans for the series for the coming year. Publisher Don Odom will also be on hand to discuss new and emerging technologies and how they may possibly impact on publication of the series.

IMPORTANT – If you are planning to attend the event in-person in Saratoga Springs, please contact Nancy Denofio in advance to advise as space for the event is limited.

Can’t Make It To Saratoga Springs? Don’t worry. You can attend the meeting virtually over the web via Google Plus.

POETRY IS LIFE™ - Join this hangoutTo participate in the meeting, you’ll need access to a high speed Internet connection and a working microphone and webcam.

Accessing the meeting via the Internet is quick and easy.

Sign into Google Plus Google Plus using your standard Google account. If you do not have an account, sign up only takes a few minutes and the account is free. Once signed in, visit the POETRY IS LIFE™ page and click on the blue “Join this hangout” button on the page.

That’s all there is to it.

Hope to see you on May 6th in Saratoga Springs, NY for a wonderful, exciting celebration of the ground-breaking POETRY IS LIFE™ series or virtually via Google Plus on the Internet. Either way, we look forward to welcoming you!

Tea Leaf Picker In Bangladesh by Shaheda Choudhury – Featured Photo At The DYSTENIUM Online Community

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The Art of Bookbinding – Report by Rita Braverman of CBS News (Video)

Massachusetts Writers and Authors Group

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POETRY IS LIFE™ Series Meeting Set For May 6th, 2012 In Saratoga Springs, NY – Attend In-Person Or Via The Web – NOTE CHANGE IN DATE

You are cordially invited to join POETRY IS LIFE™ series authors, the editor and the publisher to help celebrate publication of the first books in the POETRY IS LIFE™ series. The meeting will be held at 433 Broadway, Second Floor in Saratoga Springs, NY on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Series Editor Nancy Duci Denofio will be discussing immediate plans for the series for the coming year. Publisher Don Odom will also be on hand to discuss new and emerging technologies and how they may possibly impact on publication of the series.

IMPORTANT – If you are planning to attend the event in-person in Saratoga Springs, please contact Nancy Denofio in advance to advise as space for the event is limited.

Can’t Make It To Saratoga Springs? Don’t worry. You can attend the meeting virtually over the web via Google Plus.

POETRY IS LIFE™ - Join this hangoutTo participate in the meeting, you’ll need access to a high speed Internet connection and a working microphone and webcam.

Accessing the meeting via the Internet is quick and easy.

Sign into Google Plus Google Plus using your standard Google account. If you do not have an account, sign up only takes a few minutes and the account is free. Once signed in, visit the POETRY IS LIFE™ page and click on the blue “Join this hangout” button on the page.

That’s all there is to it.

Hope to see you on May 6th in Saratoga Springs, NY for a wonderful, exciting celebration of the ground-breaking POETRY IS LIFE™ series or virtually via Google Plus on the Internet. Either way, we look forward to welcoming you!

British Columbia Writers and Authors Group

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