Morning Coffee – 1 February 2016

24363231599_8b78d32948_bHere are nine stories to read this morning.

  1. 13 Truths About Being a Writer (The Write Conversation)
  2. Commerce Department Wants To Fix Some Of The Worst Problems Of Copyright Law: Reform Crazy Damages (Techdirt)
  3. eBooks Made up 6.4% of France's Book Market in 2014 (The Digital Reader)
  4. The Fifty Shades damages award: Indie authors and publishers beware (TeleRead)
  5. France's indie bookstores thrive in the age of Amazon (
  6. How to Improve Amazon (a View from the Publishing Side) (chrismcmullen)
  7. Maybe Just Don’t (Laura K Curtis)
  8. Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? Be Realistic: Tips from an Indie Author (PW)
  9. Why Designers Love The Ampersand (FastCompany)
  10. Why Do Books Have Blank Pages? (Mental Floss)

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About Nate Hoffelder (11221 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 – 1 February 2016

  1. The fact is that reform will only come with a Congress, White House & SCOTUS NOT dominated by Republicans.

    If you want to protect anything and everything from net neutrality to reasonable copyright laws to clean water & air, don’t vote for the Republican. It is just that simple.

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