The Morning Latte – 11 November 2014

Your reading list this Tuesday morning includes 7 tropes of SF, bizarre quirks of copyright law, the competitive disadvantages of an ebook not being in KDP Select, and more.

  • 6 Ways to Make Money as an Author (in Addition to Selling Books) (Lindsay Buroker)
  • Book Marketing The Old Way Versus The Way That Works Today — Part 3: Ignore The Expensive Launch (DBW)
  • Cory Doctorow: Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free (TechCrunch)
  • Documents leak fingers Amazon among Luxembourg tax offenders, says ICIJ (TeleRead)
  • The Fifty Shades effect: women dominate self-publishing (The Guardian)
  • KDP Select & Kindle Unlimited: Why Ebooks Not Enrolled Are at a Disadvantage (Lindsay Buroker)
  • Night Time Eiffel Tower Photos Are a Copyright Violation (TorrentFreak)
  • Seven Tropes of Science Fiction (Write on the River)
  • Vanity Presses, Scammers, and Thieves, Part 1(Indies Unlimited)

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."

10 Comments on The Morning Latte – 11 November 2014

  1. “The Morning Latte”?…

  2. BTW, those seven tropes aren’t SF tropes.
    They’re bad TV tropes.
    Hollywood being lazy and failing to keep track of their own narrative.

    In contrast, non-lazy producers (Arrow, NCIS, among others) will have injured characters show up battered, bruised, limping for several episodes afterwards and make a plot point out of it; that they’re running around with bruised ribs or with an arm in a sling. Maybe hallucinating, suffering PTSD, getting hooked on painkillers…

    There is good writing and bad writing. No need to pin the bad on SF exclusively…

  3. Thank you for mentioning my articles, Nate! 🙂

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