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Conference Keynote to Report on the Demise of the Textbook

March 28, 2005

The keynote address at the eBooks in Education Conference on Thursday, April 14, 2005 in New York City will be presented by Craig D. Swenson, Ph.D., the Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs at the University of Phoenix. Conference information is available at www.openebook.org/education. Dr. Swenson will present "How Professionals Learn Today—Intentional Learning and the Irrelevance of Textbooks".

Digital Textbooks in the Classroom Conference Announced

February 28, 2005

Will digital textbooks replace print? Do eBooks offer improvements in learning? These questions and presentations on the advantages of using digital media to deliver educational content will be center stage at the eBooks in Education Conference, Thursday, April 14th, 2005 at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium in midtown Manhattan.

Top Selling eBooks of 2004 Announced

January 12, 2005

The Open eBook Forum (www.openebook.org) released its annual list of Top Selling eBooks today. Dan Brown dominated the 2004 list with The Da Vinci Code topping the list and Brown's Angels & Demons and Deception Point rounding out the top three. At the same time, the industry reported continued growth, with eBook revenues for the third quarter of 2004 up 25% and eBook units sold up 11% over the same quarter in 2003.

Record eBook Retail Sales Set in Q1 2004

June 4, 2004

Among the 2,000 exhibitors at Book Expo America in Chicago this week, publishers, retailers and technologists are celebrating a new quarterly record for eBook retail sales. eBook units sold for the first quarter 2004 were up 46% and eBook revenues were up 28% over the same quarter in 2003. These and other figures charting the eBook industry are reported in the quarterly Open eBook Forum (OeBF) eBook Statistics Report.

Library Conference to Examine How eBooks Expand Patron Services

February 24, 2004

"Your eBook is overdue" is a phrase you are not likely to hear from the librarians attending the eBooks in the Public Library Conference on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 in New York City. This one day conference brings together hundreds of leading public librarians, publishers, and technology vendors to exchange experiences and challenges as eBooks become available for library systems and their patrons.

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