The Morning Coffee – 15 July 2014

Pour yourself a large cup this morning, for the reading list is long.The list kicks off with Amazon the friendly giant and finishes up with a publisher's take on the RWA devoting (too much) attention on self-pub. In between the two stories we have a post on how the self-pub/ trad-pub debate is taking on the tones of political debate, the possibility that Google might be regulated as a utility in Germany, and why there's no reason to sign with a major publisher.

  • Amazon, a Friendly Giant as Long as It’s Fed ()
  • Are There 5 Reasons to Stick With Major Publishers? No, There Are Zero Reasons (HuffPost)
  • Breaking Free – What Happened when I left KDP Select (Nick Stephenson)
  • Elites or freedom fighters: How the Amazon-Hachette battle took on the rhetoric of class warfare (GigaOm)
  • German Cartel Office Says Google, Other Tech Giants Could Be Regulated Like Utilities (TechCrunch)
  • Is Selling Direct Worth It? (PW)
  • Kobo Books for Windows Phone review (All About Windows Phone)
  • RWA takes my money, then asks if I deserve to exist (Deborah Smith, Author, Publisher)

About Nate Hoffelder (10611 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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