Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary, eMuseum and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Friday, August 25

Editor's Note: The following is a compilation of tweets from @PaulKBiba, the former editor of Teleread and an editor of Project Gutenberg’s Facebook page.

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary, eMuseum and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Friday, August 25 Link Post Morning Coffee

Translation Database (Complete Review)

English and maths retakes: more free books added to our collection (JISC)

Less Than Meets the Eye: Print Book Use Is Falling Faster in Research Libraries (Scholarly Kitchen)

e-Book Cover Design Awards, July 2017 (Book Designer)

Introducing Free Reading Zones to Brazilian librarians and publishers (No Shelf Required)

U.S. GPO Announces Release of Digitized Bound Congressional Record for the 1930s (Infodocket)

Smartphone reading on the rise (Booknet Canada)

The Village Voice to shutter the print edition after six decade run as NYC’s alt-weekly (Talking New Media)

Library Map of the World #wlic2017, via Sheila Webber /Information Literacy Weblog (Information Literacy)

What do we think about ebooks, according to Google search data. (Booknet Canada)

A guide to using Europeana for education (Slideshare)

"Will Ruling in ReDigi Case Open the Door to a Used E-book Market?" (Digital Scholarship)

A Ruling in ReDigi Case Can’t Re-Open the Door to a Used eBook Market – The Door Never Closed (The Digital Reader)

Smashwords, libraries, and the [new] culture of authorship (No Shelf Required)

All Sixteen Presentations From IFLA Digital Humanities Satellite Meeting Now Available Online (Infodocket)

New Online: Pre-1958 #Chinese Collection Records Now Fully Searchable via Library of Congress OPAC (Infodocket)

Universities and museums join in effort to ‘scan all vertebrates’ (Techcrunch)

Production: How to Format Ebooks with Many Pictures in Calibre (Self Publishing Advice)

Advanced Self-Publishing Salon w/ Orna Ross & Joanna Penn September 2017 (Self Publishing Advice)

Wattpad’s New Video App, Raccoon, Launches in the US Today (Publishing Perspectives)


  1. Randy Lea26 August, 2017

    RE: Smartphone reading on the rise….

    I think that the shift to larger phones, away from tablets, is great for audiobooks and bad for ebooks. Audiobooks work extremely well with phones, especially using a Bluetooth headset, its the best solution ever for that purpose. I just don’t see an enjoyable experience reading on a 5 to 5.5 inch screen.

  2. Chris Meadows27 August, 2017

    The funny thing is, a 6″ smartphone screen is very nearly the same size (albeit in a different shape) as a Kindle screen. I’ve never had any problem reading on mine.

    But then, I’ve been known to be happy reading from my 3.5″ Palm Pilot screen, back in the “good old days.”


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