Total Boox brings top travel brands to libraries

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On the heels of its recent agreements with Lonely Planet, Berlitz, and Insight Guides, Total Boox is giving librarians free access to its entire collection this summer. Librarians may sign up for a free trial today and download all ebooks for free through the end of July, enjoying the same benefits as if they were patrons of Total Boox’ customer libraries. Details below. Continue reading Total Boox brings top travel brands to libraries

ProQuest Completes Acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 1, 2015 — ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts’ expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well. They are being added to ProQuest’s Books unit, which encompasses the widest selection of ebooks supporting research and a rapidly evolving technology framework for discovery, access and management of book content. ProQuest’s vision is to combine these collective strengths, creating an integrated workflow for print and digital content that will save librarians time and provide a superior book experience for end users.

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eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, June 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. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Statistics: U.S. E-Book Sales Down 6% in 2014 According to PubTrack Digital/Nielsen

Why Proprietary Ebook Formats Work
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eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news for week ending Sunday, May 31

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. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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How to Price Your Work on Amazon

Google Play Books Publisher Program Has Been Closed
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eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing News for Week Ending Sunday, May 24

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. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Apple Releases iBooks Author Starter Kit

Digital Content: hoopla Launches Ebooks and Shares List of All Content Provider

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, May 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 tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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The New York Times reboots NYT Now as a free app with a new look

Why all-you-can-read subscriptions need curation

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, May 10

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. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Macmillan Partners with BitLit on Ebook Bundling

Total Boox and BlueInk Review bring notable self-published books to libraries
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Knowledge Unlatched releases use data on pilot collection

From the Knowledge Unlatched site:

Summary

In March 2014 Knowledge Unlatched started to unlatch books in its Pilot Collection, making them available to anyone in the world to read or download for free on a Creative Commons licence. This was the culmination of a behind-the-scenes process of loading the titles onto our partner host platforms: OAPEN and HathiTrust. The books became live on the OAPEN platform first – followed soon after by HathiTrust. The final book in the Pilot Collection was published and made OA on 2 September 2014.

You can view a list of Pilot Collection titles and download them via the KU collections website here.

OAPEN Statistics

The period covered by the data below is from 11 March 2014 to 31 March 2015. As well as the OAPEN statistics, which use COUNTER-compliant methodology to count each book download, the HathiTrust figures below count views per page. The KU Pilot Collection has also been uploaded to the Internet Archive. The Internet Archive’s website does not indicate a starting date to their reporting period.

Landmark agreement between Total Boox and BlueInk Review brings notable self-published books to libraries

May 4, 2015. Denver, CO & New York, NY – BlueInk Review has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with Total Boox, an ebook distributor to libraries, to offer select self-published titles for inclusion in library catalogs nationwide. This represents one of the first serious attempts at integrating vetted self-published titles into the mainstream operations of libraries across the county.

“We are thrilled to be part of this venture, which acknowledges that self-publishing is here to stay and that carefully selected titles deserve a spot in libraries alongside traditionally published books,” said Patti Thorn, a managing partner of BlueInk Review. Continue reading Landmark agreement between Total Boox and BlueInk Review brings notable self-published books to libraries

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, May 3

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. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Google Chrome will stop running Silverlight, affecting many streaming services

Publishers can follow these twelve guidelines to undo print habits in digital production
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