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The Morning Coffee – 12 August 2014

The reading list this Tuesday morning is still showing signs of Amazon-Hachette infestation, but recent anti-nuisance treatments are having a positive effect. The treated reading list includes an overview of epaper in consumer electronics, a recent survey of media use and ownership in the UK, a survey of ebook subscription services, and more.

About Nate Hoffelder (11121 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."

5 Comments on The Morning Coffee – 12 August 2014

  1. Oops! Some people think our spoof letter from Jeff Bezos is the real thing!

  2. And you didn’t bother to enlighten them. Then again, why would you.

  3. The post was obviously satire. I don’t see why it would have to be explained. Someone else on B&N’s forums will do that.

  4. It did say at the bottom “Posted in Amazon-Disney spoof letter.”

    The WSJ has a story behind a paywall indicating this is about far more than just pricing.

    Differences regarding promotion and product placement on Amazon’s website, as well as who makes up the price difference when Amazon loses money due to matching policies are also main factors in the disagreement.

  5. Which Subscription Service is Best for Self-Published Authors: Kindle Unlimited, Scribd or Oyster? (Mediashift | PBS) – great link, thanks Nate!

    And via PBS. That they chose the one I also think is best, Scribd, and for many of the same reasons, is fantastic. (smiles)

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