Public Libraries Embracing the Technology Transformation of eBooks

If you are interested in purchasing an e-reader, your public library is the place to go to check them out.  Some libraries are even loaning out the devices, while others are loaning out the actual eBooks and audio books that people can load onto their readers and tablets they already own.

People can also visit their libraries to receive hands on help to learn how to use the contraptions they maybe have bought or are thinking of getting.  Karen Jensen, director of the Hagaman Memorial Library in East Haven, said that library loans out Kindles and Nooks — two types of e-book readers.

Hagaman just acquired a new Kindle Fire, a combination e-book reader and tablet computer. Jensen said the library doesn’t plan to loan out that device at this time, but the library staff will soon offer instruction on how to use it.

It is also one of the libraries that subscribe to Overdrive, a service that provides e-books on loan for a two-week stretch to anyone with a reader. Jensen said patrons can even borrow an e-book over their own home Internet connection, as long as they enter the identification number on their library card.

Each library only gets one copy of the book, and after two weeks it de-activates itself and can no longer be read.  Fabian said one reason for their popularity is that hundreds, even thousands of e-books can be loaded on a reader device. For someone on vacation or one that travels often, carrying a reader is much more convenient than a stack of books.

 

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Great Video about Pricing Your eBook

Are you wondering how much you should price your newly published eBook?  Watch this video to learn about the correct pricing for your latest eBook:

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WiseNotes: “Healthy sex drive, healthy you. What your libido reveals about your life.” By, Diana Hoppe, MD

Wiseologie would like to introduce Diana Hoppe, MD, author of “Healthy sex drive, healthy you. What your libido reveals about your life.”  Dr. Hoppe is taking advantage of our new product and is promoting her new book through “WiseNotes”.

It will be available on the Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes and Noble Nook and iPad this Monday, December 5th. Look for our link next week to view Dr. Hoppe’s “WiseNote”.

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As the “Guiding Source for the Wise Author”, Wiseologie would like to introduce our new product called “WiseNotes”

WiseNotes is a brilliant innovative way for authors to create a revolutionary approach to marketing either their newest book or bringing life back to their back listed book.

This proprietary program is designed to provide your readers and constituents with a thumbnail version of your book that is between 6-8 pages in length.  This “WiseNote” thumbnail includes audio, video and text to enhance the readers’ experience, making it immersive and engaging.  These specially designed “WiseNotes” are comprised of 4 minutes of video and 15 minutes of audio interviews designed to enhance the “WiseNote” thumbnail.

These “WiseNotes” give your audience the chance to meet you close and up front through the enhanced audio and video interview, helping them to make an educated buying decision about the purchase or your book and or other products and services.

We have also embedded a discount code on the “WiseNote” for purchasing your book through Amazon thus helping to drive smart book sales.  We will also have an optional “Meet the Author Life” program where readers can sign up to meet you via a Webcast.  These “Meet the Author Life” events are schedule based upon your availability and are designed to allow you to get up front and personal with your readers as well as provide them with more information about your other offerings.

If you would like to learn more about the revolutionary approach to marketing your book then we encourage you to go to our website.  You may also call Greg Voisen at (760) 631-2631 to learn more about our “WiseNotes” thumbnail versions of your next book.

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eBooks: Bringing an Entirely New Palette of Options to Authors

In 2007, Amazon transformed book reading with its release of the Kindle Book reader.  Since then, the explosive sale of book readers has caused an immense rise in the sale of eBooks, surpassing the sale of hardcover books.

It is predicted that within 5 years, the vast majority of all books sold will be eBooks.  While it is sad to see the  500 year old printing press industry come to an end, digital book publishing is an exciting new industry with truly amazing potential for growth.

It will pave the way for lower cost publishing, new forms of books, more authors, more titles and many new opportunities.  For example, Wiseologie’s “enhanced eBooks” create an opportunity for the reader to connect even deeper with the author by having video available for viewing directly on their reader.

For most of history technology has only allowed information to flow in one direction.  However, today the rules are different; information flows in many different directions allowing anyone to voice their ideas.  People can now expect to be able to interact with the author and are able to add comments to forums fueling comments from other readers.  Readers who become engaged with the information in an eBook will become fanatics for it, telling others about it and potentially broadcasting it to the world.

Books that tell a story will have an entirely new palette of options for bringing their masterpiece to life.

This is an exciting time for both authors and readers alike, as storytelling and information products shift into an entirely different gear.

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Nook Color: Pros and Cons

Wondering what type of handheld device to get to read your favorite eBooks? We came across a great site that lists the pros and cons for the Nook Color: http://nookcolorreviews.com/

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“Being Extraordinary”, by Guy Finley. A sneak peak at Chapter 2 from his latest Enhanced eBook:

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Enhanced eBooks are the “New Thing”, but what device is best for viewing these creative books?

The Holidays are quickly approaching and what more perfect time than now for the Kindle Fire to be released at an amazing low price.  The Kindle Fire is the first touch screen Kindle and is available for only $199 going above and beyond its predecessors than simply displaying books.

One of the negative aspects of the Kindle Fire, which the Nook Color shares, is the small screen size, measuring at 7 inches diagonally.  This makes viewing magazines and such difficult and Amazon was forced to create a mode that shows just text.  The iPad definitely beats its competition there, but of course for a lot more money.

Amazon has done a good job of setting up its own store. Buying and downloading books and movies is a quick process — as long as you’re buying them from Amazon.  Unfortunately you can not buy copy-protected books from anyone but Amazon and expect to read them on the Fire, as you can with the iPad and even the Nook.

If the step up to $499 is too much, you might want to consider the Nook Tablet, which comes out Friday. At $249, it will be the same size as the Fire, but with twice the memory, plus a memory expansion slot. It won’t access all of Amazon’s goodies and apps, but it will have Netflix and Hulu. It might be beneficial to take a look at it before jumping to the Fire.

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Check out our newest Published Enhanced eBooks on Facebook and Twitter!

As Wiseologie spends countless hours carefully hand crafting each enhanced book we publish, we’d like you to “like” each book’s Facebook page and “follow” them on Twitter to stay updated on how these new books are helping transform peoples lives and improve their daily routine.

Our first Enhanced ePub eBook, Guy Finley’s Being Extraordinary.  Check out the Facebook Page and Follow on Twitter.

We are so close to releasing Dr. Heidi Hanna’s Sharp: Simple Strategies to Boost Your Brainpower.  Check out the Facebook Page and Follow on Twitter.

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“Being Extraordinary” by Guy Finley – Excerpt from Chapter One

Enjoy an excerpt from Chapter One of our recent ePub Enhanced Book, Being Extraordinary, by Guy Finley.

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