The Morning Coffee – 13 March 2014

This morning I have 5 interesting stories and 2 that must-read stories. The interesting topics include Dy Suess, predatory pricing, audiobooks, and Google Books, while the 2 must read stories are going to require that you block out a chunk of the day to read.

The second to last link in this list is a long and detailed response to Toni Weisskopf's take on the Hugo host kerfluffle. It's a reminder that Fandom isn't just an American phenomenon (Toni missed this point).

And the very last link is Bob Mayer's take on Harlequin's most recent financial report. He correctly points out that they have little evidence to support their optimism that their finacial situation will improve.

  • 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss (Flavorwire)
  • Forget about predatory pricing leading to monopoly exploitation (PandoDaily)
  • Mary Jo Putney on indie audio books: The new, new thing (USAToday)
  • Transformative or just taking? Lawyers struggle to define fair use in wake of Google Books case (GigaOm)
  • World's 20 Most Stunning Libraries (Fodors)
  • The Problem of Toni Weisskopf (shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows)
  • True Lies 10: Reality Sucks (Write on the River)

About Nate Hoffelder (11477 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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