The Morning Coffee – 15 May 2014

Top stories this Thursday morning include an argument for university presses bundling ebooks with print books (link), the stereotypical covers of books set in Africa (link), a more nuanced view of the latest iteration of "kids don't read any more" (link), a look at one of the last remaining e-textbook startups (link), and more.

  • Apple’s iOS Human Interface Guidelines Now On The iBooks Store (MacStories)
  • Are University Presses Missing Out on Sales? (An American Editor)
  • Argentine Ebookstore BajaLibros Benefits by Amazon's Absence (Publishing Perspectives)
  • Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books (Forbes)
  • Last e-textbook startup: Why Flat World is not afraid of govt efforts to make textbooks free for all (PandoDaily)
  • The novel-is-dead article is dead. (This time for real.) (The Globe and Mail)
  • Pressure on Post to cover Amazon-Hachette (
  • What Makes People Think Ebooks are a Disruptive Innovation? (The Passive Voice)
  • Why Every Book About Africa Has the Same Cover (The Atlantic)
  • A World Without Wattpad (Wattpad)

About Nate Hoffelder (10610 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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