eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending August 17

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 week ending August 17.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday evening.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba


New article by Ted Striphas: The Internet of Words http://t.co/Adb4TfP6l3

Self-publishing becomes larger focus at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair: The Frankfurt Book… http://t.co/rxbLJSt2Qc

OverDrive Launches International ‘Read an Ebook’ Day http://t.co/d7dqRHH942

Self-publishing becomes larger focus at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair: http://t.co/rxbLJSt2Qc

Canadian eBook Startup Enthrill Raises $1.3 Million in New Funding Round http://t.co/hJDMcs2BUI

Two Digital Public Library of America Leaders Share Lessons Learned About Collaborative Metadata Ingestion http://t.co/QNF8aqDob3

.@MissAdventuring compares the top 3 reader subscription programs and gives recommendations for self-publishers http://t.co/YPTCcHGngU

Amazon Quietly Launches a New Kindle Paperwhite with Additional Storage http://t.co/8YUAEvFj1I

New article by Ted Striphas: The Internet of Words http://t.co/Adb4TfP6l3

Joe Wikert’s Digital Content Strategies: Giving readers what they truly crave http://t.co/NZ9qRpAR88

Joe Wikert How print is slowly killing publishers http://t.co/vwR3yzVZ4s

Here’s the rebuttal, @paulkbiba: “Is Print Really Killing Publishers” http://t.co/zJyH8fKKyP

The copy of the U.S. Constitution that’s installed on every Mac http://t.co/fwrtNCN4eE

Checklist for developing ebooks in epub format (infographic) http://t.co/w9Yr2MozJo

Podcast Transcript 102: An Interview with Audiobook Narrator Renee Raudman, Part II http://t.co/ssxmY6b2jw

Good morning! A company in South Africa is proving newspapers and digital media don’t have to be enemies http://t.co/5bAwa3hTL6

World Book’s new and improved Early World of Learning http://t.co/IniAAA77KR

Murakami’s new novel is now available as an ebook at Amazon, B&N & Kobo. Kobo is the most expensive by $2 [no link]

Digital Insurance: E-Book backup by Jesse England http://t.co/dwAEovKy5R

Library Ebook Platform BiblioBoard Cuts Deals With Distributors, Boosting Catalog http://t.co/de43j5SLXs

New Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Software Update Available http://t.co/xxeVjJM2Km

Smithsonian Turning to the Public to Help Transcribe Documents http://t.co/LctsjMeYey

Before You Make a Fixed-Layout Ebook: Five Things to Watch Out For http://t.co/OhNDcibGtt

Digital Publishing and Children: Looking for the ‘right infrastructure’ FutureBook blogs http://t.co/bxq0GtOpZX

Kobo for Android has a New ePub Rendering Engine http://t.co/iLRigeISbX

Kindle app updated with UI tweaks and new audiobook features http://t.co/RKu6ECYxrR

The October issue of @Hearst’s Company magazine, on sale 5th Sept, will be its last print issue – Company going digital-only. Huge news. [No link]

Digital Publisher RosettaBooks Intends to Disrupt Industry With New Print Book Model goo.gl/2f5Gpx http://t.co/2OFjo9GMgP

Project Evaluation and Survey Findings From Massachusetts eBook Pilot Project (Documents and Slides) http://t.co/W8d9yWmjrh

Bluefire Reader is in top 25 ranked free iPad apps in the Books category in 38 countries. Top 10 in 15. Small world.[no link]

“The next chapter for ebooks” http://t.co/rh7GxSW1Mn

“Writer’s Digiest Partners with BookBaby to Offer Services to Self-Published Authors” http://t.co/PxXqPlm2Mg

“A Mad Magazine Experiment with iPad Gone Sour” http://t.co/vYQcRS53Ay

“Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Overall Revenues, Profits up, Trade Down” http://t.co/ej4GK9jv5D

Amazon Expands Pre-order Buttons to All KDP Authors http://t.co/lpECEr723D

HarperCollins UK, now on Scribd http://t.co/zX2CGeyxxO

McGraw-Hill and Unbound Medicine deliver AccessMedicine to mobile clinicians with new app http://t.co/I6F9jsH6ex

Martin Taylor @nztaylor MT @danwagstaff: Book Cover Design is a Fine Art — piece in @GlobeArts on recent book cover design trends http://t.co/flMlNSQI12

Library Journal @LibraryJournal Award Winning “Touch Van Gogh” App From Van Gogh Museum Adds More Works to Examine Online http://t.co/M8Lk8NxSCi

EFF @EFF.@USTradeRep uses a process called “certification” to stop other nations from enacting user-friendly copyright laws https://t.co/To2wuMWEYs

Kindle app update for Kindle for Android (v4.6) Lots of enhancements but some are reporting crashes with the update http://t.co/NteY8ExKMf

5 Contemporary Illustrators Pay Homage to Art Nouveau http://t.co/HG7ORTmI3z

Kindle Tips: Software update v5.4.5.1 for Paperwhite 2 is ready. REVISED for Footnote improvements http://t.co/Z0nA7iKhn7

Ebook Publisher Power Rankings: Top Publishers of 2014…So Far http://t.co/mMt5VvwKlK

German Book Office @GBONewYork There is not place where you can’t read! :) http://t.co/PZIi9EbbOg

A Famous Art Museum Is Offering Everyone Remote Tours, Using Robots http://t.co/rW3wNvKTvd

LJ’s infoDOCKET @infodocket
International #Publishers Association Releases Report on Electronic Legal Deposit http://t.co/yGux6Vm04a

LJ INFOdocket Conference Paper: “Missing Links: The Digital News Preservation” http://t.co/q2Di5rs0WR

Blogging History: Dutch ebooks, now with more surveillance! http://t.co/trfedc3WTX

Get access to a unique selection of art history periodicals with the Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index http://t.co/QG3cvTcP7f

Kobo CEO Speaks Out About Taking Over Sony eBook Business http://t.co/7PoOADVYau

Konrath’s Advice to Publishers http://t.co/coztdOGB8Y

LJ INFOdocket German Language Brockhaus Encyclopedia Becoming Online Only Reference Resource http://t.co/dG9tJfrkob

4 ways to find Kindle Unlimited ebooks on Amazon http://t.co/8ieMrZtOin

Paulo Coelho @paulocoelho 99,9% of writers who complain about “piracy” in internet NEVER had any book “pirated” [no link]