The Morning Coffee – 25 February 2013

ships-225x300[1]Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  • Amazon’s Recommendation Engine Trumps The Competition (David Gaughran)
  • The case of the used digital book store (Dear Author)
  • Debunking the Bestseller - The Mystery of the Book Sales Spike (Leapfrogging Innovation)
  • German publishers pull books from Amazon in wake of warehouse scandal (MobyLives)
  • Here’s something new: Little, Brown UK launches digital-first imprint for literary fiction (paidContent)

  • How Notability came close to replacing GoodNotes for me, but didn’t (Pocketables)
  • How to REALLY Avoid Huge Ships (
  • Justice Dept. Will Not Weigh In On Georgia State E-Reserves Case (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • New Library Service: Digitize This Book (Duke University Libraries)
  • Should We Condemn DRM to Room 101? (Brave New World)
  • 'Was Hitler Ill?' and 'How Tea Cosies Changed the World'' up for bizarre title of the year book prize (Telegraph)
  • Your life in their hands… (Pulp Pusher)
  • The third link (debunking) leads to a blog post by one of the authors who admitting to buying their way on to the best-seller lists.

    About Nate Hoffelder (11464 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 – 25 February 2013

    1. “Debunking the Bestseller” was a real eye-opener for me. Not that I pay much attention to best-seller lists, especially not business bestsellers, but it was amazing to see how few copies could land a book on a bestseller list. And I’m sure it gives the book a huge marketing advantage.

    2. Thanks for the link RE: Huge ships.

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