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Macmillan offers complete backlist to ebook lending libraries
October 18, 2013 | 2:13 pm

ebook lending librariesMacmillan is putting its backlist in ebook lending libraries. The big publishing house confirmed to Publishers Weekly that more than 11,000 titles will be available through OverDrive, 3M and Baker & Taylor. Frontlist titles are not currently available. Alison Lazarus, president of Macmillan’s sales division, told PW, it was done as part of the publisher’s “ongoing evaluation of e-lending.” Macmillan had made a small group of titles available for e-lending less than a year ago with Minotaur Books imprint, a pilot program for lending e-books. According to PW, there are no reported changes to Macmillan’s model. E-book titles have two years or are borrowed 52 times...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
December 12, 2012 | 8:45 am

Baker & Taylor Jumps Into Audiobook Business (Good E-Reader) The Business of Editing: Burning Bridges (An American Editor) We're Pretty Sure a Book Should Have More than One Page (Consumerist) Top Ten Trends in Children's Books in 2012 from Scholastic (Digital Book World) Kindle Daily Deal: Death of Kings by Bernard Corwell {and} three other choices ... * * *    ...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 28, 2012 | 8:38 am

The Holiday Gift: To eBook or to Hardcover (An American Editor) Publishers Brace for Authors to Reclaim Book Rights in 2013 (Paid Content) Who Owns Your Right to Turn Pages? (Digital Book World) Penguin Partners with Baker & Taylor for Library Books (Good E-Reader) Kindle Daily Deal: Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens {and} Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt...

Blio to be included on Azpen Android tablets
April 3, 2012 | 9:49 am

Screen Shot 2012 04 03 at 9 48 42 AM From the press release: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books, together with K-NFB Reading Technology, developer of the Blio ereading application, today announced that an ebook platform featuring the Blio ereader will soon be available on Azpen Innovation’s Android-based tablet devices. “We’re excited to partner with Azpen to provide an innovative ereading experience combined with a fully-merchandised storefront, so that Azpen tablet users get best-selling titles along with enhanced ebooks on an easy-to-use platform,” said Bob Nelson, president of Baker & Taylor’s Digital Group. “This new agreement with Azpen furthers our goal of creating new...

Freading, the Ebook Sibling of Freegal, Shows Signs of Rapid Growth
April 3, 2012 | 9:38 am

Libraryideaslogo From the Library Journal: (Library Journal is presenting a series of articles that takes an indepth look at some of the ebook platforms that are now in the marketplace. The first in the series looked at  Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360. This story examines Library Ideas’ Freading service. Upcoming stories will look at Ebooks on EBSCOhost, Ingram’s MyiLibrary, and ProQuest’s ebrary.) The Freading ebook platform from Library Ideas went live at the end of December 2011, and 143 library systems have signed up as of March 28, according to company figures. The rate of growth is greater than Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360...

Baker & Taylor to Offer Smashwords ebooks in Blio eReading Application
March 2, 2012 | 9:46 am

Smashwords From the press release: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of digital and physical books, together with K-NFB Reading Technology, developer of the Blio eReading application, today announced a distribution agreement with Smashwords that will bring nearly 100,000 independently-published ebooks to the Blio store. Blio is the feature-rich ereading application that allows readers to experience ereading in a new way, and use their digital library across multiple devices.  Smashwords is the leading distributor of indie (self-published) ebooks, offering a catalog of over 100,000 original titles representing 37,000 indie authors and small...

Baker & Taylor to Provide E-Books for Ultrabook Devices Through Intel AppUp Center
January 10, 2012 | 9:06 am

20111201112116ENPRN081938 PRN BAKER AND TAYLOR LOGO n`081 1322738476MR From the press release: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of digital and physical books today announced an agreement with Intel, the world leader in computing innovation, to provide a comprehensive ebook solution for Ultrabook devices through Intel® AppUp(SM) center. "We are thrilled to be chosen by Intel to deliver its ebook platform, which will showcase popular and enhanced ebooks in an ultra-responsive, elegant way.  Ultrabook devices are the next step in mobile computing for consumers, providing a portable, sleek device for readers to enjoy their favorite ebooks," said Bob Nelson, president of Baker & Taylor's Digital Group. "Through our agreement...

Baker & Taylor and B&N team up to make library books available on the Nook
June 24, 2011 | 7:52 am

20110225225758ENPRN081938 PRN BAKER AND TAYLOR LOGO n`081 1298674678MR From the press release: Baker & Taylor, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books, and Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference that the companies will partner to build awareness among NOOK customers that digital books are available for loan from local libraries, and to provide all library patrons with a seamless method for borrowing eBooks and other digital content. The highly acclaimed, bestselling line of NOOK ereaders will be featured devices on Axis 360, Baker & Taylor's revolutionary digital media circulation and management platform. ... Starting this fall, patrons...

Baker & Taylor to distribute Centraal Boekhuis content via Blio
October 6, 2010 | 10:21 am

cb_logo1_1.jpgFrom the press release: Baker & Taylor, Inc., ... is pleased to announce at Frankfurt Book Fair that it has entered into an agreement with Centraal Boekhuis, the leading Dutch book distributor and wholesaler, to distribute Dutch and Flemish content via Blio .... Through its strategic relationship with K-NFB Reading Technology, creator and developer of Blio, Baker & Taylor is responsible for distributing digital media content via Blio and its vast worldwide distribution network. Together, Baker & Taylor and Centraal Boekhuis will obtain the rights from Dutch and Belgian publishers to convert Dutch and Flemish titles for digital distribution via Blio. ...

Blio e-reader app available for download September 28th
September 16, 2010 | 8:15 am

blio-e-reader Engadget reports on a press release concerning Blio, Ray Kurzweil’s imitation-of-a-paper-book e-reading app that we have mentioned a few times in past months. The PC application will be released for download starting September 28th, and iOS and Android applications will be available soon afterward. Blio will, the press release claims, “revolutionize the digital reading experience with full-color, interactive, and immersive content.” The full-color reader will read files presented in XPS format, “which allows digital books to stay true to their original print version,” and will also read EPUB files. It will also offer text-to-speech technology, Blio...

Quick Note: Baker & Taylor to add F+W Media content to Blio
June 29, 2010 | 10:34 am

Screen shot 2009-11-05 at 8.58.43 AM.pngThe demonstrations I've seen of Blio are very, very impressive. Now here's another press release for you today: Baker & Taylor is proud to include F+W Media's books on Blio, which provides readers with a full-color, 3-D, interactive e-reading experience," said Tom Morgan, Chairman and CEO of Baker & Taylor. "Together with publishers like F+W, Baker & Taylor is committed to delivering to book lovers the content they want, in the format and on the devices of their choice."...

2 Baker & Taylor announcements
May 31, 2010 | 9:34 am

Screen shot 2010-05-31 at 9.30.11 AM.pngThanks to Resource Shelf for picking these up. Baker & Taylor Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, today at Book Expo America announced it has signed agreements to provide print-on-demand services - via its TextStream Digital Print Service unit - to Simon & Schuster and German academic publisher De Gruyter. Baker & Taylor Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, today at BookExpo America announced it has signed agreements for its TextStream Digital Print Service to provide print-to-order services for Baylor University Press and University of Wisconsin Press. Backlists...