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Timeline Outline ViewEra: 2005 - 2010   |   Theme: E-Book / Digital Book History


September 6, 2005A University Library Intended to Contain Very Few Physical Books December 2005
The Google Books logo
Google Books
2006 – January 19, 2012
The Springer logo
Springer Published 50,000 eBooks
April 2006
The Espresso Book Machine
The Espresso "On Demand" Book Machine
July 13, 2006 – September 30, 2010
The Rice University Press logo
Reborn Digital: The First Fully Digital University Press: A 3 Year Experiment in the United States
Circa September – October 2006
The Sony Reader PRS-500
The Sony Reader PRS-500 is Introduced
June 29, 2007
The iPhone 3G
Steve Jobs Introduces the iPhone
November 19, 2007
The Amazon logo
The Amazon Kindle is Introduced
November 19, 2007Kindle Direct Publishing Introduced December 2, 2008Over 5,000,000 Articles Posted on the HighWire Press e-Publishing Platform. April 21, 2009The World Digital Library Launches May 5, 2009Increasing Sales of Digital Books (eBooks) May 6, 2009Larger Version of the Amazon Kindle Introduced May 31, 2009Google Will Sell eBooks June 1, 2009The First Magazine Cover Created as iPhone Art July 16, 2009Amazon Sends Orwell eBooks Down the "Memory Hole" July 22, 2009USA Today Adds eBook Sales to its Bestsellers List September 14, 2009Darnton's Case for Books: Past, Present and Future October 7, 2009eBook Sales Represent 1.6% of Book Sales December 17, 2009A French Alternative to Google Books is Formed December 23, 2009The Amazon Kindle is Hacked; eBook Digital Rights Management Cracked December 27, 2009eBooks Begin to Outsell Physical Books; 1.49 Million Kindles Sold? January 27, 2010Steve Jobs Introduces the iPad, the First Widely Sold Tablet Computer February 22, 2010Modifiable eBook Editions of Textbooks April 5, 2010Probably the First Fully Visually Satisfying Interactive eBook June 2010Social Networking Added to Reading Electronic Books July 2010Flipboard, "Your Personalized, Social Magazine" July 19, 2010For the First Time E-books Outsell Digital Books on Amazon.com September 8, 2010eBook Edition Released Prior to Hardcover Edition December 6, 2010The Google eBookstore Opens December 9, 2010Bestsellers on eBook Readers: Romance Novels December 16, 2010An Interactive Pop-Up Children's Book App for the iPhone & iPad