Morning Coffee – 21 January 2016

24472578016_b1881858f4_bHere are seven stories to read this morning.

  1. Earnings gap widens for authors in the UK (MobyLives)
  2. French Librarians' Association supports Anne Frank public domain push (TeleRead)
  3. In re Tam: Copyright is not a Government Subsidy (Copyhype)
  4. It's 2016, So Where Are Our Flexible Electronics? (Gizmodo)
  5. Viz Expands at Walmart, Gets Into Best Buy (PW)
  6. Why Twitter Doesn't Work with Sarcasm, Chap. 823 (The Atlantic)
  7. WriteLab, a roboreader that helps students improve their writing. (Slate)

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About Nate Hoffelder (10613 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."

1 Comment on Morning Coffee – 21 January 2016

  1. About author income disparity: why are they surprised now?
    That is the expected and intended result of an industry focused on producing monster bestsellers. Does anybody really expect the randy penguin to promote all the 15,000 books they release each year equally? And who would expect equal sales in the face of unequal promotion?
    Add in that some genres have naturally larger markets and the unavoidable result is revenue concentration which is exactly what the publishers want to maximize the return on their promotional investment.

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