The Morning Coffee – 16 October 2013

by Trevor Blake

by Trevor Blake

Top stories this morning include a couple commentaries on Kobo's massacre of self-published ebooks, a second opinion which points out that the situation is partly due to authors trying to skirt Amazon's filters, Neil Gaiman's defense of libraries, and a fascinating map that shows the countries with the most Nobel laureates.

  • 10 Things to Do While Agents Dawdle around with your full manuscript (Janet Reid, Literary Agent)
  • Apple Makes Questionable Copyright Claim To Pull Down iTunes Contract (Techdirt)
  • Finding your next book, or, the discovery problem (The Shatzkin Files)
  • Gaiman: closing libraries 'like stopping vaccinations' (The Bookseller)
  • Generating electricity from a sheet of paper (GigaOm)
  • The geography Nobel laureates since 1901. (Explore)
  • Holocaust denial | Real issue or Kernel Hidden agenda? (TeleRead)
  • In furor over rape and incest porn, ebook retailers aren’t the only ones to blame (GigaOm)
  • Kobo Cull Self-Published Titles In Knee-jerk Response To Tabloid Clickbait (David Gaughran)
  • Kobo’s porn purge hits many innocent bystanders (PandoDaily)

About Nate Hoffelder (10613 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."

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