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Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, December 6

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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E-Readers Now “Main Attraction” at Some Kenyan Libraries https://t.co/BN1zaSSOOL

Ebooks for All Building digital libraries in Ghana with Worldreader https://t.co/7dWVmtRfE8 Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, December 6

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 29

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Mobile Reading Trends: How solid is the Kindle’s position? https://t.co/3pVK70hTU5

e-Book Cover Design Awards, October 2015 https://t.co/6o2mBnCC62 Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 29

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 22

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Innovation is the Only Way to Increase Ebook Sales

Is It Worth Publishing E-books On Google Play Books? Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 22

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 15

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Digitizing The World’s Libraries Using Smartphones

How Authors Can Send Digital Autographs to Fans Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 15

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 8

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Arthur Schnitzler archive

The Bookseller Digital Census 2015 shows rising e-book sales, divided publishers Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 8

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 1

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Halloween e-reading: The ghost stories of E.F. Benson

The Mont Saint-Michel manuscripts through the ages By Marie Lebert Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 1

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 25

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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EL LIBRO 010101 (1971-2015) – Índice POR MARIE LEBERT, OCTUBRE DE 2015

Fisking the Authors Guild Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 25

New database content added to EBSCO EDS

From an EBSCO blog post:

Recent Content Additions to EBSCO Discovery Service:

ASM Medical Materials Database

Published by ASM International, ASM Medical Materials Database is the only comprehensive, peer-reviewed database providing a single source for materials data to support medical device design. The database features both materials properties and biological response data for medical device designers. All EDS customers may search ASM Medical Materials Database metadata in EDS, but only subscribers can access the full text on the ASM platform.

ASM Micrograph Database

Published by ASM International, ASM Micrograph Database is an online collection of more than 4,000 micrograph images and associated data. Data includes material designation and composition, processing and service history, metallographic preparation, magnification and more. All EDS customers may search ASM Micrograph Database metadata in EDS, but only subscribers can access the images and full text on the ASM platform. Continue reading New database content added to EBSCO EDS

Odilo powers digital library in Spain

(Denver, CO) October 19, 2015:

Odilo has been awarded a contract with the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports, to bring digital content to the entire network of public libraries in Spain. Over 15 million library card holders will benefit and enjoy digital content through eBiblio (powered by OdiloTK, a complete digital asset lending and management end-user platform).

The Ministry promotes and develops digital culture with initiatives like eBiblio, which currently provides free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks from all of the leading Spanish publishers. eBiblio offers end-users access to content in three clicks or less; browse, search, borrow, or download on any computer or mobile device, anytime-anywhere. Continue reading Odilo powers digital library in Spain

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 18

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Ottawa Public Library fights the high price of e-books

The VATMess is About to Get Messier for Indie Authors and Publishers (If That’s Even Possible) Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 18

YBP adds Al Manhal ebooks

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 14, 2015 — E-books from Al Manhal are now available in GOBI, the primary tool for the discovery and acquisition of digital and print monographic content from YBP Library Services (YBP). This allows libraries to acquire e-books from the leading Arabic language e-book provider from the same source they acquire many of their other print books and e-books.

Al Manhal provides scholarly and scientific Arabic language publications from the Arab and Islamic worlds’ most prestigious publishers and research institutes. Al Manhal combines deep publishing and library expertise with best-in-class technology to enable university, government, corporate, school and public library users to efficiently discover and access thousands of e-books. Continue reading YBP adds Al Manhal ebooks

University of Toronto Press and De Gruyter partner for electronic content distribution

Berlin, 12 October 2015- University of Toronto Press and De Gruyter are proud to announce that they have formed a partnership for the worldwide sales of electronic publications. These include selected new releases and a comprehensive backlist of around 2,000 e-books. The transatlantic sales cooperation expands the global reach of University of Toronto Press and strengthens the portfolio of De Gruyter with outstanding, research-intensive content and world-renowned authors. This arrangement makes University of Toronto Press the first Canadian university publisher to partner with the De Gruyter Online platform. Continue reading University of Toronto Press and De Gruyter partner for electronic content distribution

DPLA Receives $250,000 from Anonymous Donor to Expand Technical Capabilities

The Digital Public Library of America is thrilled to announce that an anonymous donor has committed to provide substantial support towards DPLA’s mission in the form of a $250,000 grant to strengthen DPLA’s technical capabilities. This grant will allow DPLA to expand its technology team to handle additional content ingestion and to implement important new features based around its platform and website.

Today’s grant represents the third investment in DPLA’s mission by this anonymous donor. In 2013 they contributed to the rapid scaling-up of DPLA’s Hub network, and in 2015 they provided support for DPLAfest 2015 in Indianapolis. Continue reading DPLA Receives $250,000 from Anonymous Donor to Expand Technical Capabilities

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 11

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Adobe Partners With Morisawa To Bring 20 Japanese Fonts To Typekit

Google Ordered to Release eBook Pirate’s Details to Dutch Anti-Piracy Group Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 11

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 4

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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HarperCollins’ New Audiobook App is Hobbled by Its Broken Website

“Help the Copyright Office Understand How to Address Mass Digitization” Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 4

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 27

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

Helicon Books Launches – EPUB Cloud Reading System Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 27

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 20

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Could Amazon Exclusivity Be Good For The Future Of eBooks?

Google Books did not fail; it succeeded Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 20

ODILO expands in Canada with eBOUND partnership

(Denver, CO) September 15, 2015:

ODILO , one of the leading eBook providers in Europe and Latin America, has recently partnered with eBOUND Canada, a not-for-profit agency that assists independent Canadian publishers in
developing and supporting digital publishing programs.
“We look forward to working with ODILO to bring Canadian books to new international audiences, and introduce new readers to our publishers,” shares Krystina Ross, CEO at eBOUND Canada. Continue reading ODILO expands in Canada with eBOUND partnership

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 13

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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How Much Money do Libraries Spend on e-Books?

Why are libraries screwed by ebooks now? I explained why it was going to happen back in 2009. EVERYTHING came true.
Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 13

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 6

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Update on the Library Privacy Pledge

Toshiba BookLive! e-Book Store is Closing
Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 6