The Morning Coffee – 27 November 2013

I have a short list for you today. Top stories include a supposed change in Amazon's policies which I had not heard of (link), a national digital textbook effort in Africa (link), an interview which looks into why journalism startup NSFW Corp failed (link), and more.

  • Amazon Making Big Changes – Authors Beware! (Author Marketing Experts, Inc.)
  • Government of Ghana To Launch E-Book Platform Nationwide To Enable Students To Access Textbooks Via Internet (GBC)
  • Let's abolish editors (FutureBook)
  • Making Millions in the Digital Middle (DBW)
  • Paul Carr talks about why NSFW Corp. failed — but also what it almost got right (GigaOm)
  • Self-Publishing on a Shoestring: Cover Me, Baby! |(TheHuffPo)
  • We Don’t Want Your Record (Lefsetz Letter)

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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."

1 Comment on The Morning Coffee – 27 November 2013

  1. Boy that authors marketing place is getting way more traction than they deserve. It’s not a change on Amazon’s part, and it’s definitely not–as the post explicitly states–something authors were “encouraged” to do. In fact, Amazon explicitly forbade such keyword gaming in their TOS.

    And editors? No, let’s abolish corporate editors. Freelance editors are necessary (and they’re often the ones who do the actual editing for corporations). Corporate editors simply add books to a marketing/promotions list.

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