The Morning Coffee – 21 November 2013

In what I swear is a coincidence, 8 stories this morning all start with the word Amazon, how, or why, including a complaint about a Kindle technical snafu, a how-to post on Kobo's new Pocket integration, and a look at the Google Books decision. The one must read story this morning is from bookavore, and it echos my opinion about what publishers really mean when they use the word discovery.

  • BZf9-wEIYAAl7eSAmazon knows everything… except what is on a given Kindle? (Philip Greenspun's Weblog)
  • Amazon to Lawmakers: Keep the Internet Open & Limit Copyright Excesses (TorrentFreak)
  • Fact: Self-publishing my non-fiction as ebooks makes sense (
  • How have publishers responded to the demise of Google Reader? (InPublishing)
  • How Self-Publishing Led Amazon to German Ebook Dominance (Publishing Perspectives)
  • How to make a Wikipedian angry (Wikimedia blog)
  • How To Use Pocket in Kobo (MobileRead Forums)
  • OverDrive Rolls Out "Netflix-like" Streaming Video Pilot for Libraries and Schools (The Digital Shift)
  • Pocket 5.0 for Android has Arrived! (Pocket Blog)
  • Readers don’t really have a discovery problem, but that marketers want us to so we’ll use their apps. (Bookavore)
  • Russian App Wants E-Book Piracy To End, Happily Ever After (All Tech Considered)
  • Why Pretend to be Mystified by the Ebook Sales Slowdown? (Future Of Publishing)
  • Why The Google Books Ruling Might Impact You And Your Books (Forbes)

About Nate Hoffelder (11472 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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