The Morning Coffee – 22 August 2013

8b7bb75f[1]Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  • Huffington Post to end anonymous comments (GigaOm)
  • Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing: #3…Rewriting (Dean Wesley Smith)
  • LinkedIn Revamps Pulse Apps With Faster Search, More Discovery Tools (TechCrunch)

  • Nielsen To Buy Two R. R. Bowker Book Tracking Services (PW)
  • School is no Place for a Reader (Canadian Notes & Queries)
  • Touchscreen laptops are here to stay and that’s a good thing (The Next Web)
  • UK regulator bans “misleading” NOOK ad after stock shortages (EBOOK MAGAZINE)
  • Writer Decides Not to Release Debut Novel after Goodreads Explosion (Feral Intensity)
  • About Nate Hoffelder (10601 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 – 22 August 2013

    1. The school reading piece is exquisitely written, painful though it may be to see bright young minds mistreated so.

      • For what it’s worth, that’s not how it works in my kids’ school. They are encouraged to read whatever they can regardless of “grade level.” Both my kids read way above “grade level” (whatever that is and however they measure it), and they aren’t discouraged from it.

        But the lookie here: World’s worst librarian wants nine-year-old kid to stop winning reading contests

        That said, *I* haven’t even read Oliver Twist and my daughter’s not interested in anything I adored when I was her age, although my son is. We have books all over this house (including mine, and those aren’t exactly G-rated). When I was my kid’s age (10), I was eating up doorstopper books, so I am a little dismayed she seems to re-read kids’ books over and over again (she is a great believer in comfort reads). But my son’s more adventurous.

        • Temperament varies among siblings.
          I would read everything and anything I could get my hands on but my younger siblings only read what they absolutely had to…
          …until they go older and the reader gene kicked in. 🙂

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