Each Friday, NSR releases a compilation of news stories related to ebooks, epublishing, elibraries, and digital literacy from around the world. The goal is to help information professionals (of all walks of life) keep up with what is happening in the world of ebooks and econtent beyond the confines of their companies, institutions, countries, and continents.
This is by no means an all-inclusive list of the most important news that occurred this (or any other) week. But it is a curated list, and a way for NSR to not lose sight of the big picture. Here’s the thinking behind what we choose to highlight:
- focus on diversity and giving equal voice to established news sources as well as to blogs run by independent thinkers
- promotion of efforts that support digital literacy (in all incarnations)
- attention to ebook and literacy initiatives in emerging markets
- strong interest in ideas propelling the industry forward rather than promotions of certain brands
- strong interest in professionals challenging the status quo and leading the way
Enjoy this week’s compilation.
Big thanks to @JeffBezos for being my guest on the eighth anniversary of the Kindle Chronicles!
Pocket US Constitution Becomes Amazon Bestseller
If Almost Forty Percent of ABA Members Aren’t Actually Indie Bookstores, Can We Really Say There’s a Revival?
Harry Potter Ebooks Arrive in China, in Both Chinese and English
Mapping the Free Ebook Supply Chain
Entitled: The art of naming without further elaboration or qualification.
Princeton’s Cotsen Library Digitizes Classic Soviet Children’s Books
Hachette Partners with Tapas in Push for Mobile Reading
Hummingbird Adds Audiobook-Only Capability to Platform
Txtr Has Closed, Customers Advised to Transfer Accounts to Juke
A Comic Book Artist Reinvents His Craft For Blind Readers
Blog: Browse Our Redesigned and Updated Digital Collections! – Free Library of Philadelphia
Authors, Please Keep Telling Readers How eBooks Should be Expensive
New Digital Collections Online: Florida Restaurant Menus from University of Miami Libraries
Kindle Unlimited Launches in Japan, Costs 980 Yen a Month
Localized iPad Pro Smart Keyboards Arrive
US Editors Observe Trends in the German Book Market | Riky Stock @GBONewYork http://ow.ly/6Ksr302PVan #FBM16
Publishers Lose Another Round in GSU Copyright Case
No power or running water – but digital books galore
OverDrive celebrates 30 years as the global leader in digital library content
Tapas Adds Hachette Titles to Its Pay-As-You-Read Comics Platform
The Changing Face of Publishing
You can now read Spanish stories in The New York Times’ Android app
Podcast: The audiobook gets its groove back
Interview with David Blum the Editor of Kindle Singles
Closed for business: Two big things that could penalize your Amazon author account (and how to prevent them)
Do Indies Have to Do Print?
What Do the Financial Reports from the Big Five Book Publishers Tell Us?
Getting Your EBook into Libraries
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ARCHIVE TO BE DIGITISED
Access-to-Own Now Available on ProQuest® Ebook Central™ Platform
Ed Note: All titles of the articles listed below appear in the style used in the original sources.]
Paul Biba is former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead. For his curated ebook/elibrary/epublishing news, follow him on Twitter @paulkbiba.
Mirela Roncevic is Managing Editor at No Shelf Required. For all NSR-related news and reviews, follow her on Twitter @MirelaRoncevic. For her writings related to books and all things creativity and literacy, follow her on Facebook.