eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending Sunday, December 14

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Monday morning.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Kindle Needs A “Subscribe To Author” Button http://t.co/4CLhluHyzt

Copyright Law Is Being Rewritten Right Now, and You Can Help http://t.co/me2tD06cmc

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BiblioBoard® Expands Harmony Ink Press Collection to Include More Positive Young Adult LGBTQ+ Titles for Libraries

BiblioBoard has expanded their already comprehensive LGBTQ+ offering to include more positive content for young readers from Dreamspinner’s Young Adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press. Harmony Ink’s update includes 50 new titles, all published in 2014. The books range from thrillers with werewolves and traveling carnivals to more traditional romance and coming-out stories. Continue reading

Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Library Chiefs Announce Expansion of Library Hotspot Program Through Google Donation

Google gives New York City libraries $1 million for 10,000 Wi-Fi devices for program lending Wi-Fi devices to New Yorkers

Dec. 2nd, 2014 NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio, New York City’s three library systems, and Google today announced a $1 million donation from Google for an innovative library program lending Wi-Fi devices to New Yorkers to use at home.

The Library Hotspot program gives families, many lacking broadband access, the opportunity to borrow free Wi-Fi devices from their local libraries. The program was successfully piloted by The New York Public Library over the summer, when families at four branches in the Bronx and Staten Island were able to borrow devices for months at a time. Continue reading

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending Sunday, December 7

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks.  I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Monday morning.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Fire Tablet Sales Up Over 3x and Kindle E-Reader Sales Up Nearly 4x on Amazon.com this Black Friday http://t.co/0ZaLRzxAMD

Finland gives up on handwriting http://t.co/C4XnlwgfBY

What’s Going on in the Library? Pt 1: Librarian Publishers May Be More Important Than You Think http://t.co/IcnNKkboDH

The Independent partners with Cengage Learning to make 25 years of alternative opinion available online http://t.co/H6j17KQFTd

Are book publishers blockbustering themselves into oblivion? by Russell Smith/The Globe and Mail http://t.co/Ziblq1oTtC

Author discontent grows as Kindle Unlimited enters its fifth month http://t.co/WHoXpXKzUu

A novel approach to box sets http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-novel-approach-to-box-sets.html

No Luddite libraries here: 95 percent of U.S. libraries carry e-books http://t.co/ruEhoQvsI0

Kobo has No Plans for Audiobooks, Yet.. http://t.co/SqiwiHDXLH

Thalia Launches Audiobook Subscription Service in Germany http://t.co/dIySpFK8bw

Google Cultural Institute Adds New Digital Collections From Romania and UAE http://t.co/jSzkdXPAxD

E Ink Announces Kobo eBook Access Program http://t.co/6plWtkUXT9

Pocketbook Unveils Flexible 13.3 inch e-Reader http://t.co/FA7Ym3g3W3

No time to cook? Here’s how to make fried shrimp in just three seconds (with the right equipment) http://t.co/Wc3YwIKY5k

Amazon changes KDP terms in response to upcoming changes in EU tax laws http://t.co/fVAPmXVNaT

Thoughts on adjusting to Kindle Unlimited as an author http://t.co/jr6Q0GKNdd

Kobo Launches eBook access Program Targeting OEM http://t.co/en4viI8FkU

On eve of price-fixing appeal, iBooks negotiator Eddy Cue says he’d “do it again”–but “take better notes.” http://t.co/EE3vOiU355

Wattpad » How we’re helping Wattpad writers http://t.co/cylAGJOuvl

Findaway World Debuts the Aero e-Reader http://t.co/rgxHngy4pi

Europe – The Future of Used eBooks will be Determined December 23rd http://t.co/tSuOmSl9Xk

Kobo Extends E-book Access to More E Ink Devices http://t.co/obCdvzwjco

What’s Next for E-Textbooks? http://t.co/iffjvTw50n

eAudiobooks Debut on New 3M Cloud Library App http://t.co/BLSVEMX0pV

430 Billion Web Pages Saved….Help Us Do More! http://t.co/gg5BndJMN1

Non-Profit Group Plans to Open Omaha’s First Digital Library, Omaha Public Library Will Be a Partner http://t.co/9AKkGf6Tio

Google Books: Authors Guild and Google Meet in a Federal Appeals Court (Roundup) http://t.co/Gn4UtdVBRO

RedShelf Adds Publishers to E-Textbook Distribution Platform http://t.co/OB5NwXJGR6

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft call off their Nook partnership https://t.co/lEwjk1Fu50

Court of Justice of European Union rules libraries can digitize without permission http://t.co/IMqLtmCHdg

What Do Kids Want in Books?: INFOGRAPHIC http://t.co/6ePTWZYVma

On a personal note, my daughter, a science writer, wrote an article that just made the cover of Newsweek. Proud dad! http://t.co/Xvz4BnEuag

iVerse digital Comics Plus app updated with support for PDF, CBZ, CBR http://t.co/mDKZqukjxf

Wal-Mart Should Buy Barnes & Noble http://t.co/z2wDjKq0Jp

Medieval Spam: The Oldest Advertisements for Books http://t.co/MtEJThL366

Google Adds Hindi And Indonesian Support To Text-To-Speech Engine http://t.co/DjQtKXlVUp

Digital Einstein Papers Launches on Tizra http://t.co/dYfCuDPbVr

6 reasons UK magazines are struggling online http://t.co/hlPkcBXeeU

Decorative Typography Inspired by the Art Deco Movement http://t.co/5zBkKPBFpc

A Little-Known Way To Be Paid While You Write http://t.co/J5z9APvVYE

Hachette had an eBookstore which could go head-to-head with Amazon, but they won’t launch it http://t.co/M82IPcUuER

Apple on trial: company execs say DRM was forced on them by record labels http://t.co/2JjCyOHrnu

“DCL Ebook Report, December 2014” American Libraries Magazine – The magazine of the American Library Association – http://t.co/8M8XXxzQXP

New Zealand Libraries Loan out 800,000 e-Books in 2013 http://t.co/7WwPgkM1Vl

Inaugural Kobo Book Report Reveals Top eReading Trends from 2014 http://t.co/xrP1TSpGK7

E-Book Strategies: CNI Executive Roundtable Report http://t.co/JGOlNCGrQM

Follett’s new Destiny Resource Manager will manage textbooks, equipment, and more

MCHENRY, Ill., Dec. 3, 2014 –Follett this week introduced Destiny Resource Manager, a new, universal system that enables K-12 districts to track and manage all school assets. Destiny Resource Manager represents an evolution from Follett Destiny Asset Manager as it will monitor barcoded textbooks in addition to traditional assets such as laptops, tablets and equipment. Continue reading

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending Sunday, November 30

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks.  I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Monday morning.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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USA Kindle store breaks 3 million title mark http://t.co/xcq9l8AAGl

Ebooks on a Plane: HarperCollins and JetBlue Announce Partnership http://t.co/MFmvGgZBDc
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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending Sunday, November 23

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks.  I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those feeds for the last week.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Lettering is Not Type: Clear Definitions for Commonly Misused Terms http://t.co/cEOlfe3Ui2

Hugh Howey The Book that Writes Itself http://t.co/9K86wN0Zoh
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Gale offers content for data mining and textual analysis

Farmington Hills, Mich., November 17, 2014 — Recognizing the benefit of data analysis for the digital humanities field, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, will make available content from its Gale Digital Collections to academic researchers for data mining and textual analysis purposes. Data mining and textual analysis – the process by which text or datasets are crawled by software that recognizes entities, relationships and action – helps researchers draw new conclusions among disparate data and is emerging as an important area of scholarly research. Continue reading

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