The Morning Coffee – 23 April 2014

Here's a short list to read this morning.

  • 99 Book Nerd Problems (B&N Blog)
  • Amazon takes half of UK's online retail spend (The Bookseller)
  • Authors create product, readers consume product—those in between must provide long-term value (Write on the River)
  • Book, Magazine Sales Fell 9% at BAM (The Passive Voice)
  • The various types of readers (Studio Tendra)
  • Visual storytelling site Storybird adds longform option for the school-age set (GigaOm)
  • What does it mean to 'amazon' something? (MobyLives)

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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."

4 Comments on The Morning Coffee – 23 April 2014

  1. Al the Great and Powerful // 23 April, 2014 at 11:45 am // Reply

    Since Dustin Kurtz didn’t allow comments, I’ll do so here.

    What a jerk! From the tone of his article one might assume that I can only assume that some time in his past Amazon kicked him, stole his lunch money, and slept with his girlfriend. It only becomes clear at the end of the article, when we learn that “Dustin Kurtz is the marketing manager of Melville House, and a former bookseller…”

    I’m a former bookseller too, and I can assure you my employers sank because they made every bad technology choice they could, and sucked the joy out of work in their search for razor-thin profits, and overexpanded into so many places they cannibalized their successful stores. They weren’t killed by Amazon, they killed themselves.

    Should we be trying to define what it means to “kurtz” too? Something about self-interested whining maybe?

  2. Al the Great and Powerful // 23 April, 2014 at 10:48 pm // Reply

    Fair enough, I will keep that in mind for future Melville House posts.

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