SoftBook Press Begins First Tests Of E-Book In K-12 Settings
- SoftBook Press begins first tests of E-Book in K-12 educational settings. // Electronic Education Report;03/15/2000, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p3
Reports on SoftBook Press' market testing of its electronic book among elementary and high school students.
- SoftBook Adds 100 Classic Fiction Titles, Magazines. Hilts, Paul // Publishers Weekly;8/16/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 33, p20
Covers the announcement of SoftBook Press, producer of the SoftBook eBook, of its book and periodical options. Examples of classic fiction titles added to its collection; Comments from Jim Sachs, chief executive officer at SoftBook; Magazines with SoftBook versions; Cost; What e-book business...
- E-book industry continues to forge ahead with new developments. // Seybold Report on Internet Publishing;Aug99, Vol. 3 Issue 12, p23
Reports developments in electronic book (e-book) industry as of August 1999. Globalization of e-book technology; Plans to conduct a nationwide field test of e-books in Japan; Partnership between Softbook Press and IDG Publications; Books offered by 24x7.com professional services community.
- E-Textbooks Face Real-World Tests. // School Library Journal;Summer2000 Summer Net Connect, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p5
Provides information on test programs for electronic book (e-book) usage for students by two e-book publishers. E-book technology partnership between SoftBook Press and Siemens AG; Information on a DigitalOwl test program for the use of digital textbooks in Florida schools.
- E-books look to supplant pricey print books. Schwartz, Ephraim // InfoWorld;04/12/99, Vol. 21 Issue 15, p42
Provides information on the electronic books introduced at the DemoMobile 1999 trade show in San Diego, California. SoftBook Reader tablet from SoftBook Press Inc.; Rocket eBook from NuvoMedia Inc.; Prices.
- SoftBook still hesitant to enter K-12; some success in college settings. // Electronic Education Report;06/09/99, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p4
Informs about the intention of electronic book manufacturer SoftBook Press to branch out into education. Marketing of hand-held reading device for the business and professional markets; Difficulty of penetrating the K-12 market.
- Books With No Pages. Tanaka, Jennifer // Bulletin with Newsweek;06/08/99, Vol. 117 Issue 6177, p100
Evaluates two electronic books for Australian readers. SoftBook by SoftBook Press Inc.; Rocket eBook by NuvoMedia Inc.; Features and prices; Massachusetts company Glassbook to test an electronic book that can reside on a lap top computer.
- NuvoMedia and SoftBook Press Jointly Propose OEB File Format Specification. // Information Today;Jan2000, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p38
Relates that NuvoMedia Inc. and SoftBook Press Inc. have announced their draft of Open eBook (OEB) File Format specification. Efforts of the two companies to develop a common standard for digital reading material; The intent of OEB File Format to enhance OEB Publication Structure; How the...
- E-Textbooks Face Real-World Tests. // Library Journal;Summer2000 Net Connect, Vol. 125 Issue 10, p6
Discusses two initiatives designed to test the viability of electronic textbooks with students. Plans by SoftBook Press and Siemens AG to test e-books with Austrian students; Plans by software developer DigitalOwl to select three schools in Florida to receive software, digital textbooks, and...