eBooks

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
e-books
Electronic books
NARROWER TERMS
Fact sheet

A snapshot of eLending in public libraries

This document presents the results of a survey undertaken by the Australian Library and Information Association Book Industry and eLending Advisory Committee.
Report

Driven by demand: public library perspectives on the elending market

This report presents findings from a national survey of Australian public libraries exploring how libraries decide which ebooks to purchase. It reports on data about the goals libraries have in building ebook collections, and how they manage and balance those goals against constraints they face.
Report

Australian book publishers in the global industry: survey method and results

The book publishing landscape has changed considerably in recent years, with a rise in the popularity of self-publishing, the entry and growth of new, 'fee-for-service' presses, and the availability of self-publishing platforms on booksellers’ online sites.
Report

Disruption and innovation in the Australian book industry: case studies of trade and education publishers

The disruption and structural transformation underway in the global book industry is well known. Major changes include the development of technology which enables digital publishing, distribution and retailing; the entry of disruptive players including Amazon, Google and Apple; the introduction of hand-held digital reading platforms...
Report

Book authors and their changing circumstances: survey method and results

This paper reports the results of a survey investigating the experiences of Australian authors in the contemporary international book industry – in particular, whether authors are adapting their creative and work practices in response to the technological changes that are currently affecting the book industry...
Report

Reading in the mobile era

Mobile technology can advance literacy and learning in underserved communities around the world. Summary Millions of people do not read for one reason: they do not have access to text. But today mobile phones and cellular networks are transforming a scarce resource into an abundant...