The Morning Coffee – 14 May 2013

Here are a few stories to read this morning. I'm going to try something new today. Some of the links will have comments. I have seen this on other links posts and I decided to try it for myself. The idea is in flux so feedback would be welcomed.

  • If I Wanted Your Bleeping App, I Would Have Bleeping Downloaded It (Consumerist)
  • LinkedIn Is Trying To Ban The World's Oldest Profession (ReadWrite)
  • Online Retailers, E-books Gained in 2012 (PW)
  • This Is What Happens When Publishers Invest In Long Stories (
  • "Unbundling" in the book business: the fourth big trend (The Shatzkin Files)
  • Why focusing on ‘time spent’ with print misses the point about how the news works now (paidContent)
  • Why single sourced rumours about Apple should be taken with a pinch of salt (Technovia)
  • About Nate Hoffelder (11473 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."

    5 Comments on The Morning Coffee – 14 May 2013

    1. I like the additional commentary! 🙂

    2. OMG, This appears to be change for change sake. Please leave well alone. we came to your site, liked what we first saw and stayed, now it seems it is time to seek another site again.

    3. I came for the snark, more snark better.

    4. Hi Nate,
      While the idea might be good, I don’t really warm up to the way it is implemented on your site. I for one come to your site to primers what to read in a condensed way. That way I can go read the articles the cue my interest. The listing format was perfect for that. Now with the comments interspersed between the comments… well, its all kind of… messy, not really favoring the choice of an article to read at a quick glance. The articles themselves don’t stand out enough for me to make them quickly identifiable. I prefer the way it was before to be honest.
      Greets from France

    5. The comments are fine – the formatting might be improved some, though.

      First, it would make more sense to me for the comments to appear before the link, not underneath.

      Second, there is too much white space (normally I complain the other way). In this case it makes the list seem disjointed and confusing. Grouping the comment with the link(s) may improve it.

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