Morning Coffee – 10 April 2015

8040957452_6c0919b993_o Here are ten stories to read this morning.

  • 5 Million Public Domain Ebooks in HathiTrust: What Does This Mean? (The Scholarly Kitchen)
  • Accessibility and Low-Powered Devices (Brad Frost)
  • ePubDirect relaunches as Vearsa (The Bookseller)
  • The Failed Promise of Deep Links — Backchannel (Medium)
  • Famous novelist Salman Rushdie gave To Kill a Mockingbird 3 stars on Goodreads (Vox)
  • How publishers are rethinking the infinite scroll (Digiday)
  • Oyster is selling ebooks now. But is it targeting Amazon? (MobyLives)
  • Using UX Design to Upgrade the RX — Reader Experience (Publishing Perspectives)
  • Why Designers Should Never Use Fake Text In Web Design (TNW)
  • Yumm.com Shares Its Last Supper (TechCrunch)

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About Nate Hoffelder (11579 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."

2 Comments on Morning Coffee – 10 April 2015

  1. 5 Million Public Domain Ebooks in HathiTrust: What Does This Mean?
    I do not like the HathiTrust’s requiring institutional affiliation in order to download.

  2. I likewise am finding it difficult to locate these 5 million public domain books. One site recommended using Google Scholar, so I gave that a try. I searched on “Sailing Ships” and found page after page of citations, an occasional article at a scholarly journal ( the journals seem to be colluding on price – they all want $39 to download their precious articles), lots of google books (“No Ebook Available”) and some broken links. Gutenberg and Internet Archive actually have freely available, downloadable public domain books, the other sources all seem to want to play games.

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