The Morning Coffee – 4 November 2013

Top stories this morning include the latest installment in an ongoing tale of a DRM-free year, a look at Pocket, a query into why we are so unwilling to pay for mobile apps, Eason/Kobo, and a question on whether now is the time to look for new ebook business models (now that the ebook market has stopped growing).

  • Amazon amps up its lures to get indies to go exclusive. Will other retailers respond? (Dear Author)
  • An Article Has A Lifespan Of 37 Days, And Other Findings From Pocket (Fast Company)
  • DRM-Free | The October Installment in My Year of Reading without DRM (TeleRead)
  • Making Frenemies: Kobo, Easons & Ebooks In Ireland (Eoin Purcell's Blog)
  • New Article: “Do Developing Countries Profit From Free Books? Discovery and Online Usage in Developed and Developing Countries Compared” (LJ INFOdocket)
  • There's no such thing as a free app - so why are we still so reluctant to pay? (TechRadar)
  • What Indie Authors Need: Easier Anthologies! (Caveat Lector)
  • With eBook Sales Flat, Is it Time to Experiment with New Models? (DBW)
  • Writing in a Changing World: Craft, Readerships, and Social Media (Ploughshares)

About Nate Hoffelder (11582 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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