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June 2010
by Linda Carlson

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Available Early on the iPad

Author Linda Tarr-Whelan tells her publisher, Berrett-Koehler, that she’s received lots of “street cred” from colleagues because her Women Lead the Way is available on the iBooks e-reader on the iPad. So far Berrett-Koehler has 23 titles in Apple’s iBookstore, including its popular Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Eat That Frog, and Leadership and Self-Deception, and the publisher expects to have 70 titles, both new releases and backlist bestsellers, within weeks. Berrett-Koehler has digitized roughly half of its almost 500 books in print and is converting them for the iBookstore. The company is also producing an enhanced e-book series that will include video, interactive exercises, and reader community functions for release later this year.

A PBS Pickup

At Blue Marlin Publications, Francine Rich reports that Hanni and Beth: Safe and Sound by Beth Finke is referenced in the activity plan that accompanies the “Firedog Martha” episode of PBS’s Read-Aloud Club for the animated children’s program, Martha Speaks. Available at MarthaRABC_Session6.pdf, the activity plan focuses on working dogs like Hanni, a guide dog. “Firedog Martha” can be…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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