The Morning Coffee – 12 December 2012

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  • Author Scott Lynch responds to a critic of the character Zamira Drakasha, a black woman pirate (Fuck Yeah SF/F WOC)
  • Blogging with Medium, the odd new product from Twitter's founders (The Verge)
  • Everything About eBooks & eReaders, Pt 1: Introduction (The Mac Observer)

  • FutureBook 2012: 'Most nimble' publishers will triumph (The Bookseller)
  • Penis-Waving Literature: Rock Out with Your (Literary) Cock Out (BookRiot)
  • Publishing with iBooks Author (Kindle Store)
  • We’re Pretty Sure That A ‘Book’ Should Have More Than One Page (The Consumerist)
  • Why are novelists turning to co-authors? (BBC News)
  • Why Women Writers Still Take Men's Names (
  • Writing is real work, honest (David Hewson•com)
  • Young-adult readers may have abandoned print, but they’ll take news in their pockets (Nieman Journalism Lab)
  • About Nate Hoffelder (10619 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 – 12 December 2012

    1. The Lynch piece is amusing.
      Not sure, though, if that kind of reader engagement, with that kind of reader, achieves anything. Unless being amusing was the intent. 🙂

      • Well, the book was already written and published. It was a little too late to change the book to suit that one reader, so the author might as well explain how he felt and hopefully get some attention for this important issue.

        BTW, the reader is wrong about it being historically accurate. Sojourner Truth could have pulled it off.

        • My point is that it is a waste of time to engage with idiots.
          Historically accurate?
          What, the idiot never heard of Anne Bonny?
          Or the other female pirates in history?
          Why bother to defend what doesn’t need defending?

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