Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary, eMuseum and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Friday, January 26

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

Google to Sell Audiobooks, Teases 50% Off Your First Purchase in Leaked Banner (The Digital Reader)

Storytel has 300,000 Swedish subscribers, a further 250,000 beyond and is aiming for thirty countries. (The New Publishing Standard)

New York Public Library (NYPL) Publishes Issue 2 of Library Zine! (Infodocket)

Building Digital 78rpm Record Collections Together with Minimal Duplication (Internet Archive)

Is Japan’s Rakuten the second biggest player in the western ebook and audiobook markets? By Mark Williams (The New Publishing Standard)

Sacramento PL adds hundreds of new patrons in two months using OverDrive’s instant library card feature (Overdrive)

Author Earnings Report Grows Up, Becomes (The Digital Reader)

Balzac, Apollinaire et Baudelaire : les ebooks de Gallica rejoignent Eduthèque (Actualitte)

Author Earnings Report (January 2018) Reveals Growing Indie Segment (The Digital Reader)

Digital Collection: Royal College Of Music Launches New Database of Musical Instruments (Infodocket)

Barnes & Noble to Rebrand Nook Press as B&N Press (The Digital Reader)

Knock Me Over with a Feather, Google Play Now Sells Audiobooks (The Digital Reader)

The Google Assistant can now read you audiobooks from Google Play (Ars Technica)

Pre-Order Let’s Get Digital 3 For $0.99 (David Gaugran)

B&N Press Pays a 65% Royalty on All eBooks Priced Over $2.99 (The Digital Reader)

Digital Books on (Internet Archive)

Internet Archive Responds to Coverage of Its eBook Piracy With “Good Works” Defense (The Digital Reader)

When does copyright protection arise in works of applied art and industrial models and designs? A new CJEU reference (IPkitten)

Amazon Decoded: A Marketing Guide To The Kindle Store is FREE (David Gaughran)

There’s a new “Jazz Ephemera” gallery on @Europeanaeu featuring posters, paintings and more – why not take a look? (Europeana)

This is wonderful: The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf (BBC)

Apple’s Getting Back Into the E-Books Fight Against Amazon (Bloomberg)

Thoughts on Apple Books (Digital Book World)

Walmart Now Kobo’s Retail Partner in the US, Will Sell Kobo eReaders in Store (The Digital Reader)

An All-New DPLA Web Site (Beta) Goes Live (Infodocket)

Digital Collections: 1200 Film Programs in the Digital Library of the University of Lodz (Infodocket)

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