Total BooX in the Media
Total Boox continues to receive media coverage in a wide variety of print and online sources covering the ebook marketplace, among them
No Shelf Required,
The Digital Reader,
Mashable, and the
American Libraries Magazine.
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Press releases & announcements
Califa and Total Boox Announce New Agreement (June 17, 2015)
Total Boox Brings Top Travel Brands to Libraries (June 12, 2015)
Landmark Agreement Between Total Boox and BlueInk Review Brings Notable Self-Published Books to Libraries (May 4, 2015)
Top Publishers Partner with Total Boox (March 12, 2015)
Total Boox Makes Contribution to EveryLibrary (December 18, 2014)
State Library of Kansas Partners with Total Boox (December 18, 2014)
SirsiDynix To Partner Total BooX with eResource Central (August 7, 2014)
Total BooX To Host a Panel on Ebooks at ALA in Las Vegas, "Leading with Ebooks: New Strategies for Librarians and Publishers" (June 26, 2014)
Total Boox Announces Service Expansion in the United States: Allegany County (MD), Brazoria County (TX)
and The Ferguson Library, Stamford (CT) Join Westchester Library System (NY) to Offer Total BooX Service
(May 28, 2014)
Total BooX Will Make Pay-As-You-Read Service Free During National Library Week (April 11, 2014)
Total BooX Sponsors an Episode of American Libraries Live: The Present and Future of E-books (March 13, 2014)
Total BooX, a New Ebook Platform for Libraries, Launches and Announces Pilot with Westchester LibrarSystem (January 21, 2014)
Westchester Library System (NY) Partners with Total BooX: A New E-Book Service (September 26, 2013)
Features & editorials
Making Progress in Digital Content (American Libraries Magazine, July 1, 2015)
Total Boox Extends ‘Pay As You Read” Model to Libraries & Indie Authors (BookWorks, May 22, 2015)
Total Boox: Ebooks for the Way the 21st-Century Reader Reads (Publishing Perspectives, March 12, 2015)
State Library of Kansas Partners with Total BooX (December 18, 2014)
Winner Spotlight: Total Boox Turns Traditional Book-Buying Model on Its Head (December 8, 2014)
4 Tel Aviv Challenge Cup Winners Emerge in "Startup City" (December 4, 2014)
Big Idea: These Books Are Made for Reading (Not Just Selling) (December, 2014)
Total BooX Reinvents Ebook Distribution with an All-Access, Pay-As-You-Read Model (August 14, 2014)
American Library Association/Total BooX Panel Summary: Leading with Ebooks (July 22, 2014)
New Ebook Strategies for Librarians and Publishers (June 30, 2014)
Placing a Hold: Emotional adventures in the ebook catalog (May 6, 2014)
Total BooX To Offer Free Ebook Access During National Library Week (April 11, 2014)
Tick Tock, Book Boox: A vendor somewhere had to try this approach (April 4, 2014)
Book Snatching, the most violent act in the history of reading (March 20, 2014)
No Shelf Required's Sue Polanka interviews Total BooX' Yoav Lorch and Udi Arad (February 25, 2014)
Can Metered Reading Be Part of the Future of Library E-Book Future? (November 29, 2013)
Killing the "Pay First, Read Later" E-bookselling Model (February 19, 2013)
Total BooX: E-bookstore Lets You Read First, Pay Later (January 21, 2013)
Total BooX Hopes To Change How We Buy E-books (January 18, 2013)
Endorsements & Reviews
Total BooX is based on the premise that most of the usage limits that apply to physical books make no
sense at all when applied to their digital counterparts. Only one person can read the book at a time?
People have to wait for the book to come back? The book is now due whether or not you’ve finished it,
and you can't renew it?...This is what disruption looks like, my friends. Everything you thought you
knew must be thought through again. Ain’t we got fun?
James LaRue, writer, speaker, and consultant
...The model offers patrons unlimited simultaneous use with no loan expirations. All content read by
patrons results in deductions from [library’s pre-paid] account, and all paid content then resides on the
patron’s device... Unlimited simultaneous use will likely appeal to both patrons and many librarians.
Matt Enis, Library Journal
The pay-per-page approach could be the answer. Libraries need a model that goes beyond "one-copy,
one-user" and doesn't rely on the size of the population served to determine the cost to libraries.
Tom West, Brazoria County Library, TX
For publishers and libraries alike [Total BooX] offers [a] valuable feature: analytics. It can provide
reports not only on downloads but aggregate pages read for a given title. It can also tell which books
people have started, then abandoned, while anonymizing data as much as possible.
Michael Kelley, Publishers Weekly
The system is logical — if you read 10% then you pay for 10%, if you read 100% you pay for
100%...Ease of distribution is a major plank of the platform.
Daniel Kalder, Publishing Perspectives
I think publishers would be really, really smart to let [libraries] have access to their whole inventory,
because they’d make more money... Our readers are pretty voracious, but for us to pick things out for them,
we’re really shooting in the dark - we’re not positive of what they want to read. If they had access to the
entire inventory of a publisher [as is the case with Total Boox], they would find much more than we would
be able to pick for them. That would make us buy more.
Jo Budler, State Librarian of Kansas
For Westchester Library System, the titles accessible through Total BooX supplement physical
collections that are often difficult to build and support, including, for example, O’Reilly handbooks,
which are in high demand and date quickly, as well as comics, graphic novels, and new age titles. Just
think how much easier it is to promote these types of books by giving your patrons 24/7 access to them.
Terry Kirchner, Director, Westchester Library System, NY
We are excited about dramatically expanding our ebook collection with Total BooX, as there is no big
upfront cost and no annual platform fee. We love the idea of paying only for what library users actually read.
Alice Knapp, Director, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
We love the idea of paying only for what library users actually read. We are able to provide easy-to-use and
widespread access to the entire collection while only paying for what patrons read.
John Taube, Allegany County Library System