Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Saturday, August 13

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

Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers List, June 2016 (Publishers Weekly)

Senior editor shows the passion behind AmazonCrossing’s big lead in international translation (Teleread)

The world's first website went online 25 years ago today (Telegraph)

Going back in Gotham: OldNYC lets you explore 19th and early 20th century streets of New York City (Imaging Resource)

Editoras vendem menos ebooks nos EUA; vendas diretas de autores, disparam (Ebooknews)

E-book libraries: What a difference a layout makes (Teleread)

World's 1st Tibetan language search engine in trial operation (

Now featured at @HuffPostBooks 10 Trends Driving the Future of Authorship (Huffington Post)

Resources: “Introducing the Digital Library of the Middle East” (Infodocket)

HarperCollins Reports Slight Dip in Revenue, Huge Drop in eBook Sales in FY 2016 (The Digital Reader)

CliffsNotes Adds Personalized, Subscription-Based Digital Guides (Digital Book World)

Ebook – Chiffres clés sur le Prêt numérique en bibliothèque (Scoop.It!)

Le livre papier résiste mieux que prévu au numérique. Mais pourquoi? (Scoop.It!)

The New Issue of “The Journal of Electronic Publishing” Looks at the Economics of Publishing (Infodocket)

Scammers have wormed their way into the heart of the publishing business, and the entire industry is in denial. (David Gaughran)

Ratings Catcher Adds Support for Goodreads, B&N and Kobo (Digital Book World)

You Can Now Share Share Your Kindle Notes and Highlights via Goodreads (The Digital Reader)

Free: National Geographic Lets You Download Thousands of Maps from the United States Geological Survey (Open Culture)

Connecticut State Library Begins First Phase of Statewide Library eBook Platform Development (Infodocket)

Digitizing the World’s Largest Braille Music Collection (Hyperallergic)

Poynter has an amazing tuition-free program for journalists of color, but we need way more applicants! Please apply: (About Poynter)

Open Ebooks Coming to Project MUSE: An Interview with Wendy Queen (Scholarly Kitchen)

Why Romance Readers Love Digital Books (Bookriot)

Le livre papier résiste mieux que prévu au numérique. Mais pourquoi? (Le Temps)

How 3 publishers are using Instagram stories for visually compelling storytelling (Nieman Labs)

More Digitized Newspapers! Alaska, Colorado, Maine, and New Jersey Join National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) (Infodocket)

43% of Americans have listened to an audiobook; audiobook consumers listen to an average of 6.7 audiobooks per year (Edison Research)

KSU to offer students free e-textbooks (The State Journal)

Seven steps to fix Apple’s house of horrors: the iBooks Store (Talking New Media)

Report: “Digitizing Orphan Works: Legal Strategies to Reduce Risks for Open Access to Copyrighted Orphan Works” (Infodocket)

The Inevitable Death of Traditional Book Publishers (Reaching the Finish Line)

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