The Morning Coffee – 29 October 2014

Publishers are the focus of this morning's reading list, with Ben Thompson offering a unique explanation for the state of traditional publishers and Bloomberg taking the position that publishers should be saved. Other stories include a call for a Google tax, the ridiculous state of copyright law, and more.

  • EU digital economy chief wants Google to pay up under new copyright law (GigaOm)
  • Facebook’s phony claim that “you’re in charge.” (Pressthink)
  • Publishers and the Smiling Curve (stratechery by Ben Thompson)
  • Save the Book Publisher  (Bloomberg View)
  • Websites with reader inputs offer new ways for writers to get their works out (The Strait Times)
  • When Even The New Yorker Is Doing Long Features On The Ridiculous State Of Copyright Law... (Techdirt)

About Nate Hoffelder (11477 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."

3 Comments on The Morning Coffee – 29 October 2014

  1. On the stretchery piece:
    The Amazon logo is a smiling curve and they are an aggregator/retailer.
    Apply the curve to ebooks and…

    Good article.

  2. anotherdigitalreaderfan // 29 October, 2014 at 9:52 am // Reply

    Nate, thought this was neat if you haven’t seen it yet. e-ink screen. Cheers.–Gadget–Gear.html

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