Mon, 26/11/2012 - 08:05
Online retail site Bilbary will launch its e-lending service in December, beginning with a focus on the academic market.
Founder Tim Coates right said that the website, which went live in the UK last month for the sale of e-books, will have 40,000 titles ready for lending, a figure he expected to grow rapidly to 100,000.
Mon, 10/09/2012 - 08:20
A new scheme to sell e-books through schools could benefit school libraries, according to Bilbary founder Tim Coates.
The former Waterstones m.d. plans to sell Bilbary e-books through school websites, with a percentage of the revenue made from sales going to benefit school libraries.
Coates recently introduced a similar...
Tue, 28/08/2012 - 10:00
Former Waterstones m.d. Tim Coates plans to help campaigners re-open Kensal Rise Library by offering them a share of the income from his e-book lending service, Bilbary, the Evening Standard reports.
Fri, 24/08/2012 - 07:45
E-book website Bilbary has done a deal with Califa, the not-for-profit co-operative of the California State library service, to offer e-book sales through the service.
Each Califa-served library will carry a 'Bilbary Kitten' button on its own website, linking to the Bilbary e-book site.
Bilbary founder Tim Coates...
Fri, 23/03/2012 - 09:15
Tim Coates, founder of online e-lending service Bilbary, has pledged to raise money to donate to library campaign groups after blasting the UK's library service as “not organised” enough to benefit from a share of income from his business.
Officially launching Bilbary in America today, Coates, a former Waterstones m.d...
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 10:05
Digital Rights Management (DRM) on e-books has been labelled as “expensive” and “ineffective”, with publishers encouraged to loosen the protection, and instead create “universal e-books” that would enable e-book buyers to use digital books across different devices.
Speaking ahead of a Financial...
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 08:05
Dedicated digital bookseller Bilbary will launch in the US in the next fortnight and in the UK and Europe by April, its founder Tim Coates has told The Bookseller.
Coates said he expected the site, which will have books to buy and rent...
Wed, 15/02/2012 - 10:13
Publishers need to place a greater emphasis in getting their backlist titles published digitally in order to make the e-reading market more "credible" according to Bilbary founder Tim Coates.
Speaking at the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference in New York yesterday (14th February), Coates said in order...
Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:53
Library campaigners have called for vision and leadership for the public library service following publication of the latest annual library statistics from The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Thu, 22/09/2011 - 08:57
Library campaigners have expressed intense disappointment with the Arts Council (ACE)'s first strategy document on libraries. with one claiming it is not "devised to meet people's needs".
ACE formally takes over strategic responsibility for libraries from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council at the end of...