Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Saturday, August 6

85515856_e56aae92bf_oEditor's Note: The following is a compilation of tweets from @PaulKBiba, the former editor of Teleread.

Big thanks to @JeffBezos for being my guest on the eighth anniversary of the Kindle Chronicles! (The Kindle Chronicles)

If Almost Forty Percent of ABA Members Aren’t Actually Indie Bookstores, Can We Really Say There’s a Revival? (The Digital Reader)

Harry Potter Ebooks Arrive in China, in Both Chinese and English (Publishing Perspectives)

Mapping the Free Ebook Supply Chain (Michigan Publishing)

Entitled: The art of naming without further elaboration or qualification. (Go To Hellman)

Princeton’s Cotsen Library Digitizes Classic Soviet Children’s Books (Publishing Perspectives)

Hachette Partners with Tapas in Push for Mobile Reading (Digital Book World)

Hummingbird Adds Audiobook-Only Capability to Platform (Digital Book World)

Txtr Has Closed, Customers Advised to Transfer Accounts to Juke (The Digital Reader)

A Comic Book Artist Reinvents His Craft For Blind Readers (Fast Company)

Blog: Browse Our Redesigned and Updated Digital Collections! - Free Library of Philadelphia (Free Library of Philadelphia)

Authors, Please Keep Telling Readers How eBooks Should be Expensive (The Digital Reader)

New Digital Collections Online: Florida Restaurant Menus from University of Miami Libraries (Infodocket)

Kindle Unlimited Launches in Japan, Costs 980 Yen a Month (The Digital Reader)

Localized iPad Pro Smart Keyboards Arrive (MacStories)

US Editors Observe Trends in the German Book Market (Publishing Perspectives)

Publishers Lose Another Round in GSU Copyright Case (Publishers Weekly)

No power or running water – but digital books galore (The Guardian)

OverDrive celebrates 30 years as the global leader in digital library content (Overdrive)

Tapas Adds Hachette Titles to Its Pay-As-You-Read Comics Platform (The Digital Reader)

The Changing Face of Publishing (Publerati)

You can now read Spanish stories in The New York Times’ Android app (NY Times)

Podcast: The audiobook gets its groove back (Booknet Canada)

Closed for business: Two big things that could penalize your Amazon author account (and how to prevent them) (TeleRead)

Do Indies Have to Do Print? (The Digital Reader)

What Do the Financial Reports from the Big Five Book Publishers Tell Us?
(The Future of Publishing)

Getting Your EBook into Libraries (Indies Unlimited)


Access-to-Own Now Available on ProQuest® Ebook Central™ Platform (Proquest}

Kindle Update v5.8.2 Adds Improved Table Support (The Digital Reader)

Publishers, librarians, authors: Please support the Free Reading Zones initiative. It supports YOU. (No Shelf Required)

Check Free Reading Zones out on Facebook: (Free Reading Zones)

Hammer Museum Launches Digital Archive with ‘Now Dig This!’ Exhibition About Black Artists in Los Angeles” (Infodocket)

Making magazine text readable for digital readers should not be a ‘revolutionary’ idea (Talking New Media)

Texture announces addition of 7 new titles to digital newsstand (Talking New Media)

image by Annie Mole

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