Following the launch of three new Kindle devices last week, including one Wi-Fi model which sells in the UK from 12 October, there has been a lot of coverage. Unfortunately there is no positive news on accessibility functions, and some gloomy speculation about this.
Ebook lending stalemate
There are limited prospects for a growth in the number of ebooks lending through libraries, as UK publishers and libraries still can't agree on ebook lending, and the Publishers Association is no longer trying to negotiate a joint position on the issue. But there is a glimmer of hope from one publisher.
Charging for ebook lending
Nottinghamshire library service has become the first to institute a charge for e-book loans.
Audio books and older people
For a reminder of the importance to older people of audio book provision in public libraries it is worth reading a short and amusing blog in the Bookseller by Libby Webb.
Publishing Scotland launches Go-Digital fund
Publishing Scotland announces the launch of its 'Go-Digital Fund' to support Scottish-based book publishers in bringing their books to a new digital audience.