The Morning Coffee – 13 August 2013

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  • 'Argo' Author Launches Longform Journalism Platform Backed by Medium (Mashable)
  • British Library Network Blocks 'Hamlet' For 'Violent Content' (Techdirt)
  • 'Choose Your Own Adventure' creators want to bring classic gamebooks to life on the iPad (The Verge)

  • How will Jeff Bezos disrupt newspapers? (Joe Wikert's Digital Content Strategies)
  • In Wikipedia, notability is a notable problem (TeleRead)

    • An Industry Pining for Bookstores (The Scholarly Kitchen)
    • Lady Gaga ‘Applause’ Leak Sparks Fan-Driven Anti-Piracy Campaign (TorrentFreak)
    • Overstock Quietly Ends Price War (PW)
    • A Rational Framework for Library eBook Licensing (Go To Hellman)
    • Watermarking DRM Could Offer New Opportunities (Brave New World)
    • Will you be in the nine percent of publishers that survive? (FutureBook)

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    1 Comment on The Morning Coffee – 13 August 2013

    1. Just wanted to mention an author who does maze stories as ebooks: Rudolph Kerkoven . The most noted work he did is Adventures of Whatley Tupper although he is working on bigger things.

      Nothing against the CYOA novels, but the series is trademarked even though anyone can write a maze story in ebook form (whether it succeeds is another story).

      One reason the CYOA stories worked so well is that the print editions carefully placed images and page breaks to increase suspense (and also that the stories were adventures and written for a young audience). Whether it will transfer easily to ebooks remains to be seen, although the potential is certainly there.

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