Morning Coffee – 17 December 2015

23765028126_04f17d4238_hHere are seven stories to read this morning.

  1. Amazon Bottlenecks Frustrating Indie Publishers (PW)
  2. As an Austrian, I Am Baffled by America's Love for The Sound of Music - Features (The Stranger)
  3. Atavist cuts half its staff and searches for a sustainable path as funding dries up (Nieman Journalism Lab)
  4. A History of Punctuation for the Internet Age (The New Yorker)
  5. New book highlights the words and phrases we should all avoid (Irish Examiner)
  6. Ofcom report reveals falling readership for UK print newspapers (Talking New Media)
  7. What If Elsevier and Researchers Quit Playing Hide-and-Seek? (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

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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 – 17 December 2015

  1. The Publishers Weekly piece headline is odd.
    It is about pbooks, not ebooks, and it is about smaller tradpubs doing non-fiction which isn’t exactly a big-time holiday gift item.

  2. What caught my eye was PW coopting the Indie term to refer to small press tradpub, which is new for them. Makes me wonder if they’re trying to blur the lines between digital-first Indies and the smaller print-first tradpubs normally called “small press” by adopting the UK practice of calling indie everything that hasn’t been bought (yet) by the multinationals.

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