INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY

CASE STUDY: COBB PUBLISHING AND E-BOOKS

The ITGS (HL) Case Study 2014 is focused on a traditional publishing company, Cobb Publishing, that is investigating publishing and self publishing e-books. This site has been created to collect the best resources related to Case Study 2014.

The case study requires both:

secondary research (i.e. magazine articles, websites and online information, academic studies, and in general the writings and findings of others)


primary investigation and research (i.e. handson investigations, interviews with stakeholders who are similar to those in the case study or are knowledgeable about the topics in the case study, visits to publishers that product printed books and.or e-books)


Sources must be cited on Paper 3 wherever possible.


1. read the case external image arrow-10x10.png carefully and define all terms. Upload your Pdf file in the table below before September 7th.
Student's name
File
Case study questions
Case study questions answered
Saud



Mohammed F.



Sami Omari



Rebecca



Lativia


Seem



Shereen



Haia



Anum



Jude



Mayda



Mohammed W



Mohammed S



Youssef



2. Embed in the table below any relevant Video that can be related to the case external image arrow-10x10.png and add a description
Student's name
Video
Description
Omar


Saud
Books vs E-books


Mohammed F.

Process on how to copyright your ebook, and its benefits.
Sami Omari





Lativia


Seem

Looks at ebooks and printbooks
Shereen




Aya


Haia

Print books vs. ebooks and the importance of both
Anum


Jude

eBooks vs Apps
Mayda


Quick facts and figures on books vs ebooks

second vid is about using an ebook
Mohammed W


Mohammed S


Youssef


Hunza


2. Embed in the table below any relevant Link that can be related to the case external image arrow-10x10.png and add a description
Student's name
Link
Description
Omar


Saud


Mohammed F.
http://www.theguardian.com/alcs-copyright/why-copyright-matters
If you are a new author planning to publish an ebook, why you should go through the trouble of copyrighting your work.
Sami Omari


Rebecca

This video discusses how amazon and kindle are used to publish ebooks and make money from it, highlighting the spread of technology surrounding ebooks at this time
Lativia


Seem
http://online-bookstores-review.toptenreviews.com/the-advantages-of-ebooks-versus-traditional-books.html
Talks about the advantages of using ebooks.
Shereen
5 Reasons Why E-Books Aren't There Yet

The Advantages eBooks Versus Traditional Books

Young adult readers 'prefer printed to ebooks'

10 Reasons Real Books Are Better Than E-books

Ebooks VS Printed Books: Which Is Preferred Now?

E-books for your school library - issues and options

Aya


Haia
http://blookict.blogspot.com/2012/10/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-e-books.html

Anum
E-books
Features
Future of ebooks
Jude
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/drm1.htm

http://www.pcworld.com/article/252223/how_to_publish_an_ebook_step_by_step.html

http://blookict.blogspot.com/2012/10/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-e-books.html

http://www.scottmarlowe.com/post/E-Book-File-Formats.aspx
How DRM works
How to publish an ebook
Ads and Disads of eBooks
eBooks file formats
Mayda
http://www.bain.com/Images/BB_Publishing_in_the_digital_era_4_11.pdf

http://www.atlanticbridge.net/publishing/otherresources/whatis.htm
PDF presenting some statistics of the usage of ebooks, prices and pros and cons

2nd link explains an ebook
Mohammed W

The introduction of Ebooks
Mohammed S


Youssef
http://online-bookstores-review.toptenreviews.com/the-advantages-of-ebooks-versus-traditional-books.html

Hunza



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