DRM-free ebooks are finally here!

It feels like we’ve seen this show before.  Media companies offering content with utterly frustrating digital rights management (DRM) to keep their content from being pirated.  People that want to pirate their content figure out a way to pirate it anyway.  Their customers end up being the only ones affected by DRM so the media companies decide to offer their content without DRM. [Read more…]

LexisNexis Digital Library offers ebooks to law libraries

LexisNexis today launched the LexisNexis Digital Library.  The LexisNexis Digital Library is an ebook lending solution that allows organizations to loan out copies of primary law, deskbooks, legal code books, and treatises.

LexisNexis partnered with OverDrive to offer the lending solution.  It will function similar the customized ebook lending sites that OverDrive has setup for public libraries. [Read more…]

Readers prefer ebooks over print books most of the time

Bad news for people that love their print books – a survey of avid readers found that ebooks are superior to print books for a wide range of purposes.

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Reading Habits Survey conducted a study from 11/16/11 to 12/21/11 on people that had read both ebooks and printed books in the previous 12 months.  They then asked those readers if they thought an ebook or a print book was better for several common scenarios. [Read more…]