The Morning Coffee – 3 October 2012

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  • Barnes & Noble gets its knickers in a twist after first banning, then carrying, then pulling Amazon Pub titles (Indie BookSpot)
  • To enhance, or not to enhance (FutureBook)
  • E-Books Expand Their Potential With Serialized Fiction (

  • The Financial Burdens of the CC-BY License for Scholarly Literature (The Scholarly Kitchen)
  • Guyana Resorts To Buying Pirated Textbooks Because Legal Copies Are Too Expensive (Techdirt)
  • The six million dollar fair use standard (Scholarly Communications @ Duke)
  • Social Reading App Readmill Adds Adobe DRM and PDF, Announces New Stores (TechCrunch)
  • Two Designers Break Down Their Digital Publishing Success (TNW)
  • Website pagination: Stories should load into a single page every time (Slate Magazine)
  • Why Publishers Don’t Like Working With Start-ups (Digital Book World)
  • While I have your attention, I have a question.

    Lately I have been making these posts longer and longer instead of limiting them to 5 or 6 links.  Today's post has 10 links, and future posts might have even more.

    When I limit myself to 5 or 6 links it would mean discarding stories which I think are worth reading. I will still be finding them and sharing them on Twitter, but they won't show up here.

    Here's the question: Do you like the longer posts or would you prefer for me to limit the morning coffee posts to 5 or 6 links each day?

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    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."

    13 Comments on The Morning Coffee – 3 October 2012

    1. I think the posts should be as long as necessary to show stories worth reading. I don’t check Twitter, but I do check here, and I appreciate the links.

    2. Hi Nate,
      I actually prefer the longer posts. They provide generally for more varied reading choices and give me the opportunity to sometimes read articles I would normally not read as they are published on sites I rarely visit. Keep up the great work. TDR is my first stop in the morning.

    3. Nate, I think put as many as you think are worth reading.

    4. I agree with both Sherri and Ralph. As long as is needed and no shorter than warranted.

    5. Definitely keep the longer posts going! Thanks!! Bob.

    6. Up to ten would be fine with me. Much beyond that and overload might set in.

    7. Please continue to post as many as you find worthy. I didn’t realize you were limiting them to begin with. Posting them doesn’t mean everyone is required to read each one, but what is of interest varies by the reader.

    8. Longer is fine. We can pick the ones we want to read.

    9. Keep the longer posts. I don’t have, nor do I want a Twitter account.

    10. I like the longer posts. As much info as you have on a given day, I like to read!

    11. I also like the longer posts. It is nice to have a curated list of links that often lead to other stories and discussions.

    12. I prefer the longer posts – please post as much as you think is needed- I can cherry-pick if needed. Your blog is terrific and great source of digital pub info-thank you!

    13. Joining the crowd in favor of longer!

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