Every 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 organizations, 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. Enjoy this week’s compilation.
Belgians are Hunting Books, Instead of Pokémon (The Digital Reader)
Subway Reads Brings Free eBook Excerpts to NYC (The Digital Reader)
I’m blind. Kindle text to speech has been a nightmare to master—here’s how to fix this (Teleread)
France Passes Copyright Law Demanding Royalties For Every Image Search Engines Index Online (Techdirt)
Amazon Launches Telugu Language Online Bookstore (The Digital Reader)
Podcast: 10 Trends Driving the Future of Publishing with Mark Coker (Self Publishing Advice)
South Carolina State Library Adds Over 19,000 Documents to South Carolina Digital Library (Infodocket)
Independent authors are starting to outsell the Big Five (The Writer)
In-depth review of Kobo’s Aura One: It’s Pre-order Day #1 (Teleread)
Announcing 2016 Digital Book Printing Conference (Book Business)
Harvard Is Digitizing Nearly 40 Million Pages Of Case Law So You Can Access It Online And For Free (Library Stuff)
Diaries of General George S. Patton (1910-1945) Digitized and Now Available Online (Infodocket)
Kobo Aura One as a PDF eReader: No, Just No (video) (The Digital Reader)
Rx for the Kindle text-to-speech mess—to help blind and sighted alike (Teleread)
Cooper Hewitt Design Museum: Mass Digitization Effort Complete, More than 200,000 Objects Now Accessible Online (Infodocket)
Timberland libraries now offer access to self-published books (Publetariat)
Review Round-Up: Kobo Aura One (The Digital Reader)
Axiell and ODILO Offer Better Digital Content Access (Information Today)
ProQuest Introduces Enhancements and New Options for Books and Ebooks (Information Today)
Cambridge Core is the new academic platform from Cambridge University Press, launching on the 4th September. (Ebooks@Cambridge)
This Fall, we will partner with the French Comics Association to promote the #comicsframed festival. #NYC stay tuned for exclusive news! (French Culture)
Writer is Self, Author is Ego [and an Editor would like to apologize] (No Shelf Required)
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 @noshelfrequired. For her writings related to books and all things creativity and literacy, follow her on Facebook.