Articles Posted in the " eBooks " Category

  • US Sues Apple, Publishers

    US Sues Apple, Publishers

    We talk about the lawsuit brought by the US in the most recent Real Tech for Real People, Episode 110.  While we share our thoughts on the pluses and minuses of the lawsuit, I thought it would be good to...


  • When consumers don’t drive the market…

    When consumers don’t drive the market…

    Who are the consumers of textbooks? And how do you define a consumer? We had this discussion recently on the podcast Real Tech for Real People episode 97. We were discussing the increasing use of tablets, and specifically iPads, in...


  • Amazon Lied? No–more likely, people can’t do math…

    Amazon Lied? No–more likely, people can’t do math…

    My brother shared with me an interesting posting, where the question is asked “Is Amazon Lying about eBooks outselling printed books?” I found the post to be an interesting read but there exists one GLARING problem:  they misuse statistics and...


  • Are eReaders Robust Enough for Warfighters?

    Are eReaders Robust Enough for Warfighters?

    I have been enjoying learning about the iPad and will have more recommendations to come about apps that I absolutely love.  That said, I want to switch back to the discussion of iPad vs Kindle–not looking at features, and the...


  • The Problem of Pricing: Digital Textbooks are NOT cheap!

    The Problem of Pricing:  Digital Textbooks are NOT cheap!

    I have written extensively 1 about the possible move to digital textbooks, and how an aggressive move to lower pricing could work to benefit the publishers and the students. NOTE:  Please, after reading through here, share your thoughts to my question...


  • Could Apple Actually KILL eBooks?

    Could Apple Actually KILL eBooks?

    Once again we can’t turn on a news reader on the internet without be reminded of the Great Steve (not me–Jobs) and how he always has the “right sense” for business.  In addition to his design sense, and ability to...


  • Digital Textbooks and “Fair Pricing”

    Digital Textbooks and “Fair Pricing”

    Those who know me personally know I have a strong desire to see digital textbooks succeed.  I think it has the potential to deliver a Win-Win for most of the major stakeholders, including the authors, the publishers, the environment (potentially)...