The Morning Coffee – 27 January 2015

6933434127_d12de5c14d_m[1]

Bad books, audiobooks, making books. Catalog, cafune, competition. Github, Gamergate, Generation (Youtube). 5 Things That Would Make Me Throw a Book Against the Wall (Bad Menagerie) Audiobook service Bardowl to close (The Bookseller) Digital publishing platform Readership launches (BookMachine) It's very confusing to be a retail catalog these days! (MobyLives) There's a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have in Your ...

The Morning Coffee – 26 January 2015

2901876825_753fc0daab_m[1]

 This beautiful Monday finds the northeastern US getting ready an unexpected tragedy (winter weather). Here are 7 stories  weather to keep you reading while waiting for your snow shovels to arrive. 4 Benefits of Writing by Hand (Mental Floss) “Authors and publishers may constrain the rise of e-book subscriptions”  (The Economist) Don’t Try to Be a Publisher and ...

The Morning Coffee – 23 January 2015

1208998448_68b9fe6bc9_m[1]

 Must read stories this Friday morning include a listicle of forced spelling changes that didn't take, James Bond hitting public domain in Canada, the vanishing art of cursive writing, and more. 6 Mistakes that Can Sidetrack New Writers (Anne R. Allen's Blog) 8 Spelling Suggestions That Didn't Stick (Merriam-Webster Online) Bulletproof ideas: a short history of books as ...

The Morning Coffee – 19 January 2015

5955628188_41529c754b[1]

Must read stories this Monday morning include a listicle on IP law, Cory Doctorow on DRM, Kris Rusch on trad pubs finally realizing the value of backlist titles, and more. 10 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Intellectual Property Law (io9) Business Musings: The Rise of The Backlist (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) Cory Doctorow speaks on self-publishing, Amazon, DRM, Hachette, and ...

The Afternoon Tea – 16 January 2015

3690712950_dda07975fc_m[1]

Will you take milk with your Friday afternoon tea? Can South Korea Jump-start Its E-Book Industry? (The Diplomat) Hoping To Engage More Readers, Wikipedia Rolls Out A Redesigned Mobile App (TechCrunch) If Hermione Were The Main Character In "Harry Potter" (HuffPost) Luxembourg accused of supplying 'state aid' to Amazon (The Bookseller) My Deep, Insightful, and Entirely Novel Think-Piece on Living ...

The Morning Coffee – 15 January 2015

5040454621_41e393ddda_m[1]

Must read stories this Thursday morning include a debate over 5 truths _everyone_ talks about, the occupational hazard of blogging, Amazon's jilted landlord, and more. 5 Self-Publishing Truths Few Authors Talk About (The Passive Voice) 7 Stunning iOS Apps For Fiction Lovers (HuffPo) Intentional Insanity: The Occupational Hazard of Writing Online (Betabeat) New York Builder Sues Amazon For $25 ...