The Morning Coffee – 31 May 2012

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  • Is Forbes the model for a digital-first media entity? (GigaOm)
  • More people are reading thanks to technology (Bermuda Technology)
  • Penguin, Macmillan respond to DOJ in e-book price fixing suit (paidContent)
  • zuuka - From Garage to International Digital Publisher (Digital Book World)
  • About Nate Hoffelder (11379 Articles)
    Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

    3 Comments on The Morning Coffee – 31 May 2012

    1. HyperCard- I still have some floppies filled with stacks, keep meaning to toss them. It was a great program, so easy to use my kids were making stacks at a very young age. Some great educational software was produced on it as well.

    2. That is so weird- I was using hypercard in my dream last night.

    3. RE the “More people are reading thanks to technology” –

      I am an avid reader going way way back…I damaged my eyes doing it as a child, and was caught with a book behind my math or reading or history textbook often enough. I have a library that keeps bursting its shelves and the room I dedicated to housing it.

      I got a Kindle (just a B&W keyboard one) last November. So a mere 6 months ago.

      I think I’ve hit about 30-40 books on it, mostly read all the way through, some for reference (technical or personal, like dog training books), and a couple nonfiction to round it out.

      Yes, I’ve increased my reading habit hugely by having download-on-demand at reasonable prices.

      Originally I had debated…walled garden…proprietary format…do I want to go there…or buy something more open…

      Now I say, screw it, I’m having fun. And the entire e-library fits in my back pocket, so to speak. Also, when I get REALLY bored waiting in the car for the train to come with my the hubby, I can pull out the smartphone Kindle app, find my place in my latest book, and continue to read.

      So, count me in that survey of increased readership. I’ve even been finding new self-published authors in favorite niche genres by reading within the Kindle environment to peers giving reviews on books. I’m sort of your stereotypical traditional reader (who loves to own physical books and reread them frequently) moving to digital.

      I don’t care, as long as the author gets paid, frankly.

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