Morning Coffee – 26 January 2016

24249320169_1e37415e36_bHere are xxxxxx stories to read this morning.

  1. Classic Book Covers Get Charming Redesigns for the E-Book Age (WIRED)
  2. Former Borders executive turns a page in funding his book content company (Crain's Detroit Business)
  3. I Have A Dream: Medium Acquires Nuzzel (Or Vice-Versa) (Monday Note)
  4. iBook Author templates: sameness of eBook templates limits their usefulness (Talking New Media)
  5. PSA: Yes, Some People Think "The Martian" Was Based on a True Story (The Digital Reader)
  6. “Notice-and-Stay-Down” Is Really “Filter-Everything” (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."

8 Comments on Morning Coffee – 26 January 2016

  1. Shouldn’t the XXXXXXX be replaced by a word six?

  2. There are SIX x’s.

  3. I’m not sure how well many of those redesigns would work for ebooks. It’s obvious they’re well designed in the sense that they’re clever, but if you consider that the primary function of an ebook cover is to stand out when it’s a thumbnail on Amazon, too many use fonts that are either too small or too ornate, and too few use large, bold imagery. The Jane Eyre one stood out to me as successful, though.

  4. I see …
    How come I haven’t seen 110 instead of 6 yet? 😉

  5. Lois McMaster Bujold recently commissioned a whole new set of coordinated covers for her Vorkossigan saga precisely with thumbnails in mind. The resulting covers are stylized, striking, and representative of the stories. Also a bit on the love it or hate it side, with little middle ground.
    There’s a whole thread on it at mobileread.

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