Morning Coffee – 6 October 2015

21943102415_009e801f48_bHere are eleven stories to read this morning.

image by Cristian Dina

About Nate Hoffelder (11474 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 Morning Coffee – 6 October 2015

  1. Wow, that article really fetishizes print reading, doesn’t it? It also sounds like the writer has really poor reading comprehension if he’s always having to backtrack when he’s reading.

    Personally, I feel that all these people that want to “transform” the reading experience do not actually read a lot of books. Sure they may read more than the average 3-4 books a year that most “readers” read, but they’re likely not in the 50+ books a year class that the current e-reading experiences appeals to. I want the book/ebook to be inexpensive and for the reading experience to get out of my way of enjoying the content.

  2. The Secret of Nigerian Book Sales
    Remainder books and used books sell well in Nigeria. The bookstore owner purchases cheapo books in the US based on customer requests. Outside of books for classes, nearly all my print book purchases have come from used book stores- ever since I graduated from high school.

    On the declining ebook reading experience (

    I agree with FSkornia’s comment. I read 2+ books a week, and have increased my reading after I got an e-reader. I have recently read several books which I have both in print and on an e-reader. I definitely prefer using an e-reader to print.

    At the same time, the article points out some valid points of dissatisfaction with e-books. DRM is a problem. If you don’t like the way that Amazon presents an e-book, you are generally out of luck.

    That being said, while I like the greater versatility of Kobo compared to Amazon- more choices for type and size of fonts- I prefer Amazon’s less space between lines to the way Kobo manages line spacing.

  3. Thanks for including my blog post in your roundup, Nate!

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