The Morning Coffee – 18 August 2014

The reading list this fine Monday morning includes Kobo President Michael Tamblyn's comments on Amazon v Hachette, the failure of Kindle Worlds, super-dialects on Twitter, and more.

  • 10 Classic Young Adult Novels That Would Make Amazing Movies (io9)
  • Amazon’s fan-fiction portal Kindle Worlds is a bust for fans, and for writers too (GigaOm)
  • Computational Linguistics of Twitter Reveals the Existence of Global Superdialects (MIT Technology Review)
  • George Orwell Inappropriately Invoked: A History (Flavorwire)
  • Judge Orders Mediation in Latest E-book Price-Fixing Suit (PW)
  • Kobo president questions Amazon’s tactics in dispute with publishers (Financial Post)
  • Reading Literature on Screen: A Price for Convenience? (

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1 Comment on The Morning Coffee – 18 August 2014

  1. Interesting post about the fan fiction. Posted this comment there :

    “the world’s owners controls the writers output and anything they create; worlds, characters, storylines, what have you; and are free to use them without additional compensation” –

    That’s what stopped me from participating (as a writer). Wouldn’t want derivatives of my work to be able to be produced without a share.

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