The Morning Coffee – 17 December 2014

Must read stories this morning include David Gaughran's history lesson on a precursor to Author Solutions (and its connection to Random House), the chilling effects of copyright, howJames Patterson became the The Henry Ford of Books, and more.

  • Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has 'Chilling Effects' in Online Creative Publishing (Georgia Tech)
  • How James Patterson Became the Ultimate Storyteller (Vanity Fair)
  • How Jessica Mitford Exposed A $48m Scam From America’s Literary Establishment (David Gaughran)
  • How To Speak Startup (TechCrunch)
  • Why media companies should pay attention to Medium’s native ads (GigaOm)

The Morning Coffee – 16 December 2014

Must read stories this Tuesday morning include a takedown of a legal commentary on the Apple appeal, a listicle on what hard-core readers say,  the impact of ebook legal restrictions on the visually impaired, and more.

  • 10 Obnoxious Things Hard-Core Readers Say to People (BOOK RIOT)
  • Another E-book Dip (PW)
  • Apple, E-Books and the Amazon Juggernaut (The Passive Voice)
  • E-Book Legal Restrictions Are Screwing Over Blind People (WIRED)
  • Judges question Apple ebook verdict and Amazon’s role (GigaOm)
  • What device are you reading on? (TeleRead)

The Morning Coffee – 15 December 2014

Here are 7 stories to read this morning.

  • Apple ends its arguments in the DRM trial, but it’s far from over (The Verge)
  • Are you a subscriber? (Dear Author)
  • Can Apple Win Its E-book Appeal? (PW)
  • Marginalia’s moment: Philip Roth, Don DeLillo and the joys of writing in books ()
  • Star Trek and Literature, Part 2: Alien Language and Literature (TeleRead)
  • Why I Cancelled My Kindle Unlimited Subscription (Gear Diary)
  • Why I’m stopping self-publishing (Chocolate and Vodka)

The Morning Coffee – 10 December 2014

Here are 5 stories to read this morning.

  • China Ebook Market Heats Up. (Ebook Bargains UK Blog)
  • Durham Stepping Down at Amazon Publishing (PW)
  • NYT's & Post's moderation policies result in far different comment sections following release of Senate report (TNM)
  • The Rise of AdBlock Reveals A Serious Problem in the Advertising Ecosystem (Monday Note)
  • Scholastic's Reading Report proves stuff most people assumed anyway (MobyLives)

The Morning Coffee – 5 December 2014

The Friday morning list includes a mix of the banal, the nonsensical, the useful, and the overlong.

  • Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery (Education Week)
  • Google Books: Authors Guild and Google Meet in a Federal Appeals Court (Roundup) (LJ INFOdocket)
  • Longform: Why do we measure the value of content by its length? (GigaOm)
  • Longform overload (Columbia Journalism Review)
  • RedShelf Adds Publishers to E-Textbook Distribution Platform (DBW)
  • This Comic Book Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Copyright (Lifehacker)
  • Wal-Mart Should Buy Barnes & Noble's Struggling Nook Division (TheStreet)