Morning Coffee – 7 October 2015

12567004823_034f41f5d0_bHere are seven stories to read this morning.

  • Are reader comments dead, or have media outlets just given up? (Fortune)
  • Blendle Is Up To Something Big (Monday Note)
  • Henning Mankell, Author of Kurt Wallander Books, Dies at 67 (The Atlantic)
  • Inside Traditional Publishing: "Divorcing" Your Agent -- When It's Time to Say Goodbye | Karen Dionne (HuffPost)
  • PBS Beefs Up Book Programming (PW)
  • Subway Book Review glimpses the lives of New Yorkers via the books they read (The Guardian)
  • The Weird, Obsessive World of Free DIY Audiobooks (WIRED)

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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."

3 Comments on Morning Coffee – 7 October 2015

  1. Some significant errors in that Wired article on Librivox. Some of the most popular librivox audiobooks are post 1923. There are quite a few pro readers that do librivox books when they aren’t busy elsewhere. Mark Nelson is the one I know, because he likes science fiction. He has 76 completed books in the librivox catalog. Many of them are post 1923 science fiction.

  2. Anyone know why sites are taking comments down? I now read news articles for the comments as much as the content, and revisit (more ad hits) to see new comments. When the comments are gone, I tend to skip the article altogether. Am I unusual in this?

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