Getting Up to Speed with eBooks—4 Videos

POSTED ON Feb 5, 2011

Joel Friedlander

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Ebooks are on everyone’s mind, it seems. Next week I’ll have at least two articles on ebooks and the ebook business, including an interview I conducted on Friday with Joshua Tallent of Ebookarchitects. It’s 32 minutes packed with information you can use, so don’t miss it.

In the meantime, here are four videos you may not have seen, each with its own angle on ebooks and ebook readers. It’s Saturday, grab your favorite beverage and watch along. It will only take about 17 minutes to watch all four.

An Introduction to Google eBooks

The cloud-centric, device-independent way to read ebooks. This short video makes it clear exactly what Google has in mind and why they will be a force in ebooks in the future.

Kevin Rose Suggests Ways to Improve Ebooks

The founder of Digg sees lots of ways to make our ereaders more fun, functional and social. Although a few of these ideas have already been adopted, you may find yourself hoping that the Apple and Kindle developers are paying attention.

Free Ebooks Online

Touch of Wisdom: Three Sources of Free Ebooks Online shows how to access millions of free ebooks

Inside the ePub File

Jeremy Kemp from San Jose State University explains what’s in an ePub file so anyone can understand it. Using visual aids that could have come from a primary school classroom, everyone can follow along.

Photo by Pen Waggener

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