Morning Coffee – 22 October 2015

8425698567_e5eef04f96_hHere are nine stories to read this temporal period.

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About Nate Hoffelder (10619 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 – 22 October 2015

  1. The Stratechery piece is interesting.
    Good analysis.
    But he missed on view of the NYT “niche” strategy: they have become the paper of choice for people with a specific viewpoint looking for validation of that viewpoint, even if it means distorting the “conversation” away from inconvenient truths.

    That puts the NYT squarely in Murdoch/Fox and MSNBC territory as peddlers of pander rather than factual news. They’ve found an audience and will cater to it come heck or high water and facts be damned.

    Good to know the price of their survival, huh?

  2. The ebook pricing article grabbed my attention, and I was glad to see a publisher’s perspective that was more open-minded and reasonable. I remember having this discussion at my library because even quite a few of our mass market paperbacks can easily check out 50+ times given our mending/repair capabilities, so the idea of having to repurchase an e-book after 24 checkouts really did feel like price gouging. The resistant-to-change mindset is evolving and changing among many of the big publishers, and I hope that trend continues.

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