A mobile bibliography

I’ve been drafting a presentation on the current state of mobile reading (tentatively titled “Mobile reading comes of age”) for a presentation at an NFAIS workshop on mobile delivery of content. Along the way, I’ve come across a range of useful links that I thought I would summarize and share here.

Mobileread’s overview of the devices in the e-book space;

A selective overview of the e-book reader space, in this case from Wired;

An e-book reader matrix, with major vendor comparisons;

Before choosing an e-book, pondering the format, from the New York Times;

Persistence of book apps, from All Things Digital (nice charts!);

At the Nieman foundation, Mac Slocum explains how a McSweeney’s app points the way home;

And at Follow the Reader, Fran Toolan gushes (appropriately) about the Internet Archive’s really cool Bookserver project;

BusinessWeek tries to understand books and the web, and almost gets there;

Reading on the iPhone (Stanza, Kindle and Shortcovers compared);

“Brains, Books and the Future of Print”, a considered review that appeared in the Atlantic Monthly;

A two-minute survey of e-book consumption (caveat emptor);

The introduction of the Asus folding netbook, perhaps the leading entrant in this part of the mobile space;

And if we needed more proof, the Audit Bureau of Circulation is accepting e-book device manufacturers into the fold as members. Mobile reading comes of age.

About Brian O'Leary

Founder and principal of Magellan Media Consulting, Brian O’Leary helps enterprises with media and publishing components capitalize on the power of content. A veteran of more than 30 years in the publishing industry and a prolific content producer himself, Brian leverages the breadth and depth of his experience to deliver innovative content solutions.

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