The Morning Coffee – 17 September 2014

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  • Authors United vs. Amazon: a Primer (Jen Rasmussen)
  • Authors United may not want to admit it, but most books are consumer goods like any other (GigaOm)
  • David Streitfeld is Dangerous and Disingenuous (Hugh Howey)
  • If Only Pageviews Were Dollars (PW)
  • Libraries Balk at OverDrive Changes (PW)
  • Texas textbooks butcher climate change coverage—in social studies (Ars Technica)
  • Two month with Kindle Unlimited. It rocks for readers (TeleRead)

About Nate Hoffelder (11479 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."

6 Comments on The Morning Coffee – 17 September 2014

  1. The Primer is a must read.
    Do not drink while reading it.

  2. Very sad about my home state Texas’ altering of facts and truth for political and other purposes.

    Juli’s post on readers and KU is also very good (looks like she’s staying subscribed to both Scribd and KU).

    Thanks Nate!

  3. I am trying really hard to remember if Amazon has had contract disagreements related to music and MP3s. I don’t remember such a tussle in the music industry, like there is now with Hachette, but it’s been a while. Wouldn’t that closely parallel the “books are special snowflakes” argument, what with lonely, intense musicians struggling to write and sell their songs? I don’t remember hearing of any $104,000 NYT ads for musicians…

    • Mostly because musicians have always known the studios were ripping them off and saw no reason to pretend otherwise by fighting Apple or Amazon.

      Eminem, for example, sued the studio, not Apple.
      And he won…eventually.

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