All posts by Paul Biba

Paul is a retired lawyer who specialized in international joint ventures and overseas operations. He became an ebook maven to avoid carrying bulky paper books on international flights. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the web's first and oldest blog about ebooks, elibraries and epublishing. He has been interviewed by the NY Times, Christian Science Monitor and the The Guardian about ebooks. Currently he provides a curated daily twitter feed on these topics @paulkbiba

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending Sunday, December 21

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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E-Book Legal Restrictions Are Screwing Over Blind People http://t.co/ZL11CtFcKA

Are eBook Gift Cards on the Rise or Decline? http://t.co/pCegSfgeXi

New Research From Nielsen: Tech-Savvy Teens Remain Fans Of Print Books http://t.co/htMFkktMAl

DRM screws blind people http://t.co/ONUMV75oGq

Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing http://t.co/ZrvZ29ZGVO

Amazon Optimizes iPad App for Kindle Unlimited http://t.co/RlQlr2cSnS

Smithsonian’s Freer & Sackler Galleries of Asian Art Releasing Complete Digitized Collection (40,000 Works) Online http://t.co/4L5HLdUpwp

Amazon Declares War on the Hyphen, Could the Semicolon be Next? http://t.co/sMbtoGbo1B

Op-ed: The Golden Age of Digital Media Is At Hand http://t.co/Q3m5ZWRt71

Amazon’s Kindle App for iOS Updated With Welcome New Features http://t.co/r6p9niTAHb

Italy and Malta Slash e-Book VAT http://t.co/uJ8rL0MTDI

Jodorowski: Why Not? http://t.co/WMhxeHLS6y

KDP Select Payment Continues to Hover Below $1.40 http://t.co/VDgNRuiCFe

BookShout! Partners With Publerati for Holiday Donation to the Worldreader Organization http://t.co/zRG6VcTIk8

PressReader Now Offers 1,000 Digital Magazines http://t.co/WpgoJhrN4N

Sales of Printed Books Are Growing? Impossible! http://t.co/PjiHmQJ4M0

B&N Updates Nook, Yuzu Apps for iOS http://t.co/L78nQrvwAK

Bookmate Launches in Singapore, Lets You Read Unlimited eBooks for a Monthly Fee http://t.co/TX6jztE9O8

Links of Interest by Marilynn Byerly http://t.co/3Xec41lIv3

The State of eBooks: INFOGRAPHIC http://t.co/ICp6vyv19I

Where Did Times New Roman Come From? http://t.co/YyHsZbiOTf

#OverDrive Announces Browser-Based #Audiobooks Coming to Platform in Early 2015 http://t.co/7v5Ybh6GMu

In the spirit of waiting up for #REF2014 I just found that the page for my book for the next REF is up: http://t.co/DQ3GY6YWIO

Korean E-Book Platform Ridibooks Raises $8M Series B http://t.co/Y30hImKvwf

OverDrive Announces Browser-Based Audiobooks Coming to Platform in Early 2015 http://t.co/7v5Ybh6GMu

Macmillan, too, returns to agency pricing with Amazon https://t.co/E8x3fvxKGR

Oyster “All You Can Read” Ebook Subscription Service Adds Titles From Bloomsbury http://t.co/S6bzTdLiXY

Time for a Pivot? Kindle Unlimited and Marketing in 2015 http://t.co/A8hYeVnSPR

How to Quickly Create an EPUB File From Word (And Then Edit It) http://t.co/SGk6BeXJH1

Worldreader on Book Donations in the Digital Age http://t.co/iDrXSazOX5

Tate Digitizes 52,000 Artifacts from the Lives of British Artists http://t.co/ZOoC5l73uF

E-books Lose Ground to Print http://t.co/quDNCT3L5m

Macmillan CEO pens interesting letter on publishing state of play http://t.co/IWtLshnuwD

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum Launches Digital Database Of Great Famine Illustrations http://t.co/ANqUuVHQgT

Discounted ebooks for readers who own Dilbert, Oatmeal and Nom Nom Paleo books http://t.co/fHVV3pCIh1

J A Konrath: Translating John Sargent http://t.co/uSpmgnXOjx

European Space Agency Releases Mars Express Images Under Creative Commons Licence http://t.co/A9OjXZnQQ1

Snag an Amazon Kindle for just $29 (after rebate) http://t.co/LYk2LEQYu8

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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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

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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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending November 15

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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Travel through time with these old maps from the Zenrin Virtual Museum http://t.co/9G2vKNFXrC

HarperCollins Releases an Enhanced eBook Edition of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ http://t.co/9G2vKNFXrC
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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending November 9

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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There’s a new way to report harassment against women on Twitter http://t.co/IqxyzE4QszSkybrite

Three Publishers Sign With or Expand Relationship With Portico For E-Journal and Ebook Preservation http://t.co/pxp1XvN2Hz
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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending November 2

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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You can now read the World’s most expensive Comic Book Online http://t.co/c4Y46OHWMd

New York Times invests in Dutch “iTunes for news” company http://t.co/q7SMlr8d7c

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending October 26

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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GO READ THIS RIGHT NOW!: Theory of the E-book, by Joe Esposito (@JosephJEsposito) http://t.co/TOXpa2p8sW

Vatican’s Manuscripts Digital Archive Now Available Online http://t.co/jaWwkIsfwV

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending October 19

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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Bookviser Reader now available for Windows Phone http://t.co/HU3PZiSFEX

New Info Abt the National Library of Medicine #PubMed Central Back Issue Scanning Proj http://t.co/lqQ2y4VgxF

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