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1 eBooks Jack Schofield Computer editor The Guardian

2 Professional Hasselblad H3DII

3 Prosumer Nikon D40

4 Mass Market Pentax Optio

5 Integrated Nokia N95

6 Which camera?

7 Which MP3 player?

8 Which eBook reader?

9 Potential eBook markets Professional Lawyers, doctors, field service, repairs Prosumer Students, tourists Mass market Newspaper, magazine, book readers Integrated Mobile phones, MP3 players, MIDs etc

10 Potential eBook markets Professional Search, bookmark, annotate, update + robust Prosumer Search, bookmark, annotate + portable Mass market Book/paper-like experience + value for money Integrated Convenient, free

11 Amazon Kindle

12 ECTACO JetBook

13 Hanlin V3/Tianjin Jinke Electronics

14 iRex iLiad

15 Netronix EB range

16 Sharp RD-CX100

17 Sony PRS-505

18 Ganaxa GeR2

19 OLPC XO-2 ebook

20 How many formats do we need? Adobe PDF ASCII text Franklin FUB Hiebook KML HTML Kindle AZW Microsoft LIT Microsoft Word DOC Microsoft RTF Mobipocket PRC Palm Doc PDB Rocket/REB1100 Sony LRF TomeRaider TR3 XML epub (IDPF)

21 What about Daisy? XML-based format ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2005 Standard Used to create a Digital Talking Book (DTB) Can generate text for TTS Can synchronize text file with audio Can generate an electronic braille file Can navigate via headings/chapters/pages

22 Digital Accessible Information SYstem

23 Thankyou!

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