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Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.



Friday, January 27, 2012

5 Things a Consumer Wants

A recent Chronicle article suggests that with the mainstreaming of e-books there should be more reader-friendly services such as the following:
  1. Let me subscribe to my favorite authors. 
  2. Keep books updated for one price.
  3. Buy a print copy, get an electronic copy too. 
  4. Give more of my money to authors.
  5. Indie bookstores should sell e-books. 
If I could pick one of the 5 myself, I would go with #3.  And if I were to add one to the list -- it would be, let me more easily lend or share my digital books.  My wife and I like to share books, but too often we are unable to do so with our ebooks -- unless we were to trade our devices.

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