Morning Coffee – 14 May 2015

8025384576_c56412e3d0_oTop stories this morning include an argument that suffering is good for the soul, the shocking news that pirates are running rampant in Google Play Books, Facebook both saving and destroying the news industry as we know it, and the latest stats from the Canadian publishing industry.

  • The Benefits of Reading a Book You Don't Like (BookRiot)
  • Booksellers, Librarians Push for Passage of USA Freedom Act (PW)
  • Ebook piracy running rampant on Google Play (IBTimes)
  • Facebook Begins Hosting News Articles From Nine Publishers - Digits (WSJ)
  • Facebook Starts Hosting Publishers’ “Instant Articles” (TechCrunch)
  • Infographic: State of Digital Publishing in Canada 2014 (BookNet Canada)

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About Nate Hoffelder (10599 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."

1 Comment on Morning Coffee – 14 May 2015

  1. I think it’s funny that FB will start carrying a newsfeed. I’ve long wanted to be able to nix certain people/topics from my google newsfeeds. Just imagine if I could nix “Kardashian” and anything related, certain political names, topics that start with “the top ten – just about anything” and so on.

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