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  • The eBook Community
    An e-mail discussion group devoted to e-books, the e-book industry, and related topics. Membership is required to access the online archives.
  • EBookFriends.com
    Discussions for authors, publishers, and marketers of electronic books.
  • eBooks N' Bytes
    News, reviews, and information on titles, compilers, and publishers.
  • e-Books.org
    Tracks research into electronic books, and e-book products.
  • Electronic Book Web
    News, resources, and discussion about electronic books and publishing.
  • Free-Book.co.uk
    A directory of free online books.
  • Open eBook
    Information on the publication specification for electronic books that will allow compatibility between different e-book devices.
  • Planet eBook
    News, information, newsletters, discussion, and an online store.
  • Suite101.com: E-Books
    Selection of articles and links.
  • TeleRead
    Information on the initiative to bring electronic books to all people.
  • E-books Catch On, But Only For Hardcore Fans So Far
    "E-books, hailed in hi-tech precincts as the electronic alternative to traditional publishing, have failed to live up to their early billing as a replacement for the printed page, despite their popularity with gadget-obsessed pioneers." [Forbes] (May 27, 2003)
  • E-book Sales Lead Off 2003
    Report on increased sales of electronic books. [Association of American Publishers] (March 18, 2003)
  • E-Book Vendors Look To Libraries for Growth
    While consumer e-book sales continue their incremental growth, digital publishers and e-publishing service vendors are looking to libraries and their patrons to add to sales. [Publishers Weekly] (October 7, 2002)
  • Electronic Books Appear Stalled at Technology Gate
    Report that e-books have failed to penetrate the mass market. [globetechnology.com] (September 18, 2002)
  • E-textbooks Clicking with Colleges
    Cases of the appeal of e-books. [CNN] (September 1, 2002)
  • Students Complain About Devices for Reading E-Books, Study Finds
    Report on a study at Ball State University. [The Chronicle of Higher Education] (August 26, 2002)
  • Electronic Books: Reports of Their Death Have Been Exaggerated
    Review of companies, market issues and outlook for the e-book industry. [Online] (July, 2002)
  • Battle Over Access to Online Books
    Librarians' efforts to provide online access to electronic holdings. (June 17, 2002)
  • Mystery of E-Books: Who Reads Them?
    Report on the suggestion that anybody actually reads e-books. [USA Today] (May 8, 2002)
  • E-Books Go to College
    A survey of students in two college courses grades e-book devices and their function in higher education. [Library Journal] (May 1, 2002)
  • The End of Books?
    Simon Midgley wonders whether hard-up students will need to buy textbooks in a few years' time. [Guardian Unlimited] (April 9, 2002)
  • In Lean Times, E-Books Find a Friend: Libraries
    Digital book collections continue to grow at libraries. [requires free nytimes.com registration to read] (February 21, 2002)
  • 2001 Was a Tough Read for E-Books
    Review of industry disappointments and prospects. [Wired] (December 25, 2001)
  • E-Books Live On After Mighty Fall
    Profiles successful electronic text projects where reading and sales are stronger than ever. [Wired] (December 18, 2001)
  • AOL Retreats From Big Push for E-Books
    AOL Time Warner eliminates its iPublish division. Free registration required. [NY Times] (December 5, 2001)
  • Will We Ever Want E-Books?
    Commentary on why consumers don't want or need e-books. [E-Commerce Times] (November 14, 2001)
  • Random House Is Dropping E-Book Imprint, but Not E-Books
    The Random House Trade Group cancels AtRandom imprint in recognition of the scant consumer demand for books that can be read on screens. (November 9, 2001)
  • Will E-books Change the World?
    Argues that the evolution of e-book technology is related to the penetrating impact of networks and information technology on society. [First Monday] (October 1, 2001)
  • 4 Publishers Agree to Sale of E-Books on Yahoo
    Short announcement about Penguin Putnam, Simon and Schuster, Random House and HarperCollins publishers. Free registration required. [NY Times] (September 5, 2001)
  • Evolution of Portable Electronic Books
    Charts the development of portable electronic book hardware. [Ariadne] (September, 2001)
  • Forecasts of an E-Book Era Were, It Seems, Premature
    Cases of the slow growth of the e-book industry. Free registration required. [NY Times] (August 28, 2001)
  • E-books and Their Future in Academic Libraries
    An overview of e-book issues, based on a development strategy for the University of California libraries. [D-Lib Magazine] (August, 2001)
  • Today's Technology: E-book as Superbook?
    Overview of e-book features. [ALA TechSource] (July 19, 2001)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Free-lancers
    Writers may control whether articles they sold for print in a regular newspaper or magazine may be reproduced in electronic form. [CNN] (June 25, 2001)
  • Compressed Data: Tags Could Help Keep E-Book Links Alive
    The use of digital object identifiers (DOIs) in e-books. [NY Times] (June 18, 2001)
  • The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World
    A thorough look at the competing economic, technological, and social factors influencing the development of e-books. [First Monday] (June 4, 2001)
  • A University that Reveres Tradition Experiments with E-Books
    A University of Virginia seminar's trials with e-book readers. [The Chronicle of Higher Education] (May 11, 2001)
  • Evolving E-Books Let Authors Answer Critics
    News on a Princeton University Press project with adaptive e-books. Free registration required. [NY Times] (May 10, 2001)
  • Copyright Battle: Is an E-Book a Book?
    News and implications analysis of the lawsuit between Random House and RosettaBooks. [CNet] (May 6, 2001)
  • E-books Remain Niche Reads
    The e-book market is hampered by immature, expensive technology and a limited number of people willing to consider reading books on electronic devices. [CNet] (May 3, 2001)
  • E-book Devices Yet to Hit Bestseller's List
    News on the slowly developing e-book hardware devices market. [CNet] (May 2, 2001)
  • How to Crack Open an E-Book
    Gemstar's RocketBook encryption methods have apparently been hacked. [Wired] (April 27, 2001)
  • Authors, Agents on E-Books' Side
    Analysis of an upcoming lawsuit over the interpretation of book contracts. [Wired] (April 17, 2001)
  • The Last Book
    A detailed examination of e-books and industry trends. [Utne Reader] (April 17, 2001)
  • Is Digital Publishing Taking Off?
    An update on recent e-book business deals. [InternetNews] (April 10, 2001)
  • The E-Book as Print-Edition Ad
    Report on advertisements within e-books. [Wired News] (April 3, 2001)
  • The Bearable Lightness of E-Books
    An introduction to the capabilities of e-book readers. [CBC] (March 22, 2001)
  • Publishers Embrace E-Books at Confab
    Report of publishing companies' involvement with e-books. [Publishers Weekly] (March 19, 2001)
  • Publisher's Web Books Spur Hardcover Sales
    A look at some companies making money with online books. Free registration required. [NY Times] (March 19, 2001)
  • Textbook Publisher Sees Future in E-Books
    Harcourt College Publishers inks a deal with e-book company goReader to offer electronic college textbooks. [CNet] (March 14, 2001)
  • Beyond Hypertext: Novels With Interactive Animation
    Self-published books with electronic artistry. Free registration required. [NY Times] (March 5, 2001)
  • E-Books Still A Market-In-Waiting
    Short report on the book publishing industry. [InformationWeek] (February 28, 2001)
  • Random House Sues Over Rights to Publishing E-Books
    News of a lawsuit over the digital sales of books. Free registration required. [NY Times] (February 28, 2001)
  • E-Books Are Now on the Shelf
    News an analysis of a pilot program to sell electronic books in stores. [Wired] (February 27, 2001)
  • What if E-Books Cost Less?
    Examines the dropping prices and costs of e-book readers and titles. [Wired] (February 8, 2001)
  • A "Revolution" Waiting to Happen?
    A look at the current efforts of e-book publishers, with a focus on children's books. [Publishers Weekly] (January 29, 2001)
  • Book Lovers Fail to Click with E-Pages
    Several major booksellers have shelved the idea of selling online editions. [Christian Science Monitor] (January 23, 2001)
  • E-Book Forecast: Cloudy
    News analysis of the slow adoption of e-books. [Wired] (January 11, 2001)
  • Rebooted Any Good Books Lately?
    A lengthy overview of electronic book readers. Free registration required. [NY Times] (January 4, 2001)
  • Report: E-Book Industry Set to Explode
    Announcement of the report "Electronic Publishing Forecast and Analysis, 2000-2004: Digital Books and Print on Demand." [E-Commerce Times] (December 20, 2000)
  • Getting a Read on New E-Books
    A report on a new generation of e-book reader hardware. [Wired] (December 11, 2000)
  • Stephen King's Net Horror Story
    An interpretation of the demise of "The Plant." [Slashdot] (December 4, 2000)
  • Measuring the Use and Value of Electronic Journals and Books
    Report on how libraries can gauge patron usage of electronic materials. [UCSB Library] (December, 2000)
  • You Say You Want an E-Book Revolution?
    A detailed expos? on the electronic book movement. [Time Magazine] (December, 2000)
  • Deadbeats Prompt King To Yank Internet Book
    Stephen King has pulled the plug on his self-published online serial novel. [Washington Post] (November 29, 2000)
  • You *Can* Judge a Book by Its Cover
    Commentary on why paper books rule. [ZDNet AnchorDesk] (November 29, 2000)
  • Struggles Over E-Books Abound
    A detailed analysis of the electronic book business. Free registration required. [NY Times] (November 27, 2000)
  • Exit Gutenberg?
    Report on the eBook World conference and the future of publishing. [Digital Reader] (November 16, 2000)
  • Amazon.com Launches e-Books Store
    News announcement that the online superstore now offers e-books. [E-Commerce News] (November 14, 2000)
  • A Bad Ending for E-Authors
    MightyWords is eliminating many of its authors from its e-publishing program. [Wired] (November 11, 2000)
  • Another Format in the E-Book Field
    News of Reciprocal's introduction of another e-book data format. Free registration required. [NY Times] (November 6, 2000)
  • The E-Book Wars
    News of the major publishing houses taking over the e-book publishing industry. [CNN] (October 25, 2000)
  • At What Cost, E-Books?
    A report on the falling prices of electronic book readers. [Wired] (October 17, 2000)
  • Move Over, Gutenberg. Please.
    Report on the conference "Electronic Book 2000: Changing the Fundamentals of Reading." [Washington Post] (September 27, 2000)
  • Ignore e-Book Hype ... For Now
    Commentary against the current hype about electronic books. [ZDNet AnchorDesk] (September 15, 2000)
  • The Story Of E-Books
    Current business efforts to move e-books to the mainstream. [Forbes] (August 31, 2000)
  • The Emerging Role of E-Books
    A renowned digital librarian examines the e-book industry, with references. [Library Journal] (August 1, 2000)
  • The Good E-Book
    A thoughtful look at the e-book movement, concluding "Can anyone really be against that?" Free registration required. [NY Times] (June 4, 2000)
  • Intellectual Capital: Freedom - Or Copyright?
    Commentary favoring legalizing the copying of e-books. [Technology Review] (June, 2000)
  • Who Can Dig Digital Books?
    New usability research on electronic books. [Wired] (May 8, 2000)
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the E-Book
    A overview of e-book business issues such as copyright protection. [American Libraries] (May, 2000)
  • The Rattle of Pebbles
    A short commentary on the book and technological innovations. [NYBooks.com] (April 27, 2000)
  • The King of E-Books
    Discusses the success of Stephen King's first foray into e-books and what it may mean for the future. [Spark-Online] (April, 2000)
  • Stephen King E-Book Pirated
    Copies of Stephen King's novella "Riding the Bullet" may have been decrypted by hackers. [ZDNet] (March 29, 2000)
  • E-Books Take Off
    An interview examining the impact and future of e-books. [PBS NewsHour] (March 16, 2000)
  • E-Publishing: Tomorrow's Publishers Today
    An annotated list of some online publishers. [Publishers Weekly] (March 13, 2000)
  • EBooks Are Not Just For Reading
    Adding handwritten notes to the Rocket eBook. [CNN] (March 6, 2000)
  • The Future of the Book
    A selection of articles on e-books. [Salon] (March, 2000)
  • Barnes & Noble and Microsoft to Create e-Book Superstore
    The two companies will take a major step into the digital content future with the creation of an e-Book superstore using Microsoft reader software. [Microsoft] (January 6, 2000)
  • From P-Books to E-Books
    Microsoft and Barnes and Noble's e-book plans. [Wired] (January 6, 2000)
  • E-Books Turn Over a New Leaf
    Report on the Open E-book Publication Structure. [Wired] (December 27, 1999)
  • Racing to Convert Books to Bytes
    Meeting the rising demand for online access to books. Free registration required. [NY Times] (December 9, 1999)
  • Promote Your E-Book
    Explains the process of marketing e-books and common problems and solutions. [About.com] (November 26, 1999)
  • Is This the End of the Story for Books?
    "Books will still be around, many scholars say, but we may read in a different way." Free registration required. [NY Times] (November 20, 1999)
  • Getting a Read on E-Books
    Electronic books have been slow to catch on among consumers, but big Internet companies are betting that the time for e-books has come. [CNet] (November 9, 1999)
  • E-Book Conference Illuminates Issues
    Report and overview of the second annual Electronic Book Conference. [American Library Association] (November, 1999)
  • E-Books: The Next Killer App
    For 50 years, tech gurus have promised that the next invention will make paper books obsolete. But the buzz on e-books means this time, the hour may be nigh. [Wired] (September 2, 1999)
  • E-Books Taking Shape
    The market for electronic books has been sluggish thus far, but the announcement of an e-book standard might encourage more authors and readers to make the shift. [Wired] (May 25, 1999)
  • Electronic Books for All
    Glassbook will offer a standard way to download e-books from bookstores or libraries. [PC World] (May 7, 1999)
  • E-books Draw Crowds, No Converts
    Visitors to BookExpo America 1999 circle around the e-book booths, but few are buying - yet. [Wired] (May 3, 1999)
  • Deals Give E-Books a Boost
    Electronic books are a few steps closer to becoming both a real business tool and a better way to pack a suitcase worth of novels for vacation. [USA Today] (April 19, 1999)
  • E-Books Target Pricey Print Books
    Explains the technology from two vendors to be used to read e-books. [PC World] (April 13, 1999)
  • Getting a Read on the E-Book
    Discusses the use of e-books and the development of standards for the format. Includes examples from the introduction of VHS. [ZDNet] (March, 1999)
  • Downloading Literature - E-books change the face of reading
    Electronic books have finally arrived and now represent a challenge to the traditional paper and ink, but how good are they and how do they work? [CNN] (December 17, 1998)
  • A New Chapter for E-Books
    Briefly outlines the history of e-books and details the technology currently on the market. [BusinessWeek] (October 22, 1998)
  • Are Digital Books Good Enough to Curl Up With?
    An overview of how electronic books read and manage e-titles. [PC World] (October 9, 1998)
  • An Electrifying Read
    Explains some of the current e-book technology and how it works. [SF Gate] (September 22, 1998)
  • The Future of Books
    Summarizes a bits vs. books argument. [Wired] (April 2, 1996)
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