Morning Coffee – 17 September 2015

20846559634_9aba0e94ad_hHere are seven stories to read this morning.

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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 – 17 September 2015

  1. The Stratechery piece brings up an interesting point: the inherent difference between niche businesses–that need to maximize income per user–and scale businesses–that need to maximize reach and maximize total income.
    The BPHs are scale businesses that need to maximize total revenue to cover their massive overheads, yet they insist on trying to price their product–in print as well as digital–as if they were niche businesses.
    Amazon’s insistence on sweet spot pricing is all about getting the BPHs to understand they are quite simply doing it wrong.
    Conversely, Indies and small tradpubs actually are niche businesses and recognize it for the most part and seem to be doing better in recent months than the Agency-obsessed BPHs.

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