Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Saturday, October 8

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

Watching Pirate Streams Isn’t Illegal, EU Commission Argues (Torrent Freak)

Google experiments with book discovery…and fails (The Average Joe)

Amazon Removes Titles from Kindle Unlimited in Japan, and No One Knows Why (The Digital Reader)

New Research Article: “Is the Digital Talking Book Program Meeting Librarian and Patron Expectations?” (Infodocket)

More Than 500,000 Books From Benson Latin American Collection (U. of Texas Libraries) Now Available via HathiTrust (Infodocket)

Comixology Is Starting Its Own Line of Exclusive Comics (io9)

First Book Partners with Reading Rainbow to Offer Acclaimed Skybrary to Educators Serving Kids in Need (PR Newswire)

‘Spoken Editions’ Section Makes Official Debut on iTunes (Macstories)

Amazon is Now Collecting 15% Tax on eBooks Sold in New Zealand (The Digital Reader)

TeleRead, the world’s oldest ebook news and views site, makes the Library of Congress Web archives (Teleread)

Kindle Unlimited a Victim of Its own Success in Japan? (The Digital Reader)

Hachette Audio Partners with Booktrack on YA Audiobooks (Digital Book World)

Bowker Now Cites at Least 625,327 US Indie Books Published in 2015
(Publishing Perspectives)

Amazon introduces Prime Reading…and hits a sweet spot for many consumers (I Love My Kindle)

Smashwords Enhances Coupon Manager Tool (Digital Book World)

Introducing Prime Reading – The Newest Benefit for Prime Members (Amazon)

New York Public Library Digitizes 137 Years of New York City Directories (Library Stuff)

E-Book Retail Platform Offers Choice of Watermarking or DRM (Copyright and Technology)

ProQuest Makes English Book Archive Available for Japanese Researchers (InfoToday)

Use Calibre to search dozens of ebook sites at once—both stores and public domain (Teleread)

Overdrive Ends Magazine Partnership with B&N Nook (The Digital Reader)

Slide Presentations From NISO’s “Experts on E-Books” Virtual Conference a (Infodocket)

You Can’t Copy Your eBooks, and Other FUD (The Digital Reader)

Kindle Cloud Collection Management Feature Added to (The Digital Reader)

Seth Godin’s three charges against publishers (Bookmachine)

Capturing Lightning in a Bottle: Archiving the Web for 20 Years (Internet Archive Blog)

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