Morning Coffee – 20 January 2016

24489501945_fe2978cd74_hHere are eleven stories to read this morning.

  1. 160 programmers and literary nerds put their heads together to chart the future of publishing (The Boston Globe)
  2. The 5 Best Ways to Consume a Book Without Reading (Inverse)
  3. The #1 Book Brits Pretend to Have Read is 1984, But for Americans It's Pride and Prejudice (The Digital Reader)
  4. Exclusive: Amazon Reveals Details About Its Crazy Drone Delivery Program (Yahoo)
  5. Have Publishers Shot Themselves in the Foot With Costly Ebooks? (Book Business)
  6. Police Sketches of 5 Literary Characters Based on Their Book Descriptions (Mental Floss)
  7. Pupils in poor countries lack textbooks, says Unesco (BBC News)
  8. This Speed Reading App Let Me Read Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’ in 100 Minutes (Observer)
  9. We'll Probably Never Free Mickey, But That's Beside the Point (EFF)
  10. What Is Fanfiction and Can I Write Some? (Indies Unlimited)
  11. When You No Longer Have Room For Another Bookshelf: Confessions of a Book Addict (LitReactor)

Edit: For some reason the EFF took their post down (#9). Here's a copy hosted elsewhere.

image  by poly.kiss

About Nate Hoffelder (11473 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."

7 Comments on Morning Coffee – 20 January 2016

  1. I also get a “you are not authorized to view this content” message with the EFF post. 🙁

  2. The NSA has shut down the EFF.

  3. @puzzled If the NSA shut down the EFF we would be in trouble. We are not in trouble.

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