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June 13, 2011

Into the eBooks frontier

         Last month Amazon disclosed that eBooks sales were outpacing printed titles, and the Lincoln Institute has taken note. We are now publishing selected titles as eBooks, available through Amazon’s Kindle Store, as part of an ongoing initiative to broaden the availability of publications across multiple platforms.
        “We seek to make our timely research available in a variety of formats, taking advantage of the advances in electronic publishing and the convenience of eReaders,” said Gregory K. Ingram, president of the Lincoln Institute.
        The first Lincoln Institute eBooks available for ordering at the Kindle Store are:
        * Working Across Boundaries: People, Nature, and Regions, by Matthew McKinney and Shawn Johnson, a look at theory and practice in regional collaboration;
        * Municipal Revenues and Land Policies, edited by Gregory K. Ingram and Yu-Hung Hong, a collection of papers presented at the 2009 Land Policy Conference on public finance;
        * Climate Change and Land Policies, edited by Gregory K. Ingram and Yu-Hung Hong, the proceedings of the 2010 Land Policy Conference on global warming and land use.
        The next volume to be published as an eBook is The Community Land Trust Reader, edited by John Emmeus Davis, a collection of essays tracing the past, present, and future of the community land trust movement. 
        These publications can be ordered and read on Amazon’s Kindle, as well as on the Apple iPad and other eReaders by downloading the free Kindle app. The display includes the original text, illustrations, charts, and tables, and allows navigation such as bookmarking and easy viewing of citations.
        As part of the eBooks initiative, Ann LeRoyer, director of publications at the Lincoln Institute, said that several additional existing books will be converted to the eBook format, and selected future titles will be published simultaneously as printed volumes and as eBooks.
        All print editions of Lincoln Institute books and other publications continue to be available for ordering at the Lincoln Institute Web site under Publications and Multimedia.

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