The Morning Coffee – 27 February 2015

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Here are 6 stories to read this Monday morning. Yes, it's Monday. I've used my nefarious supervillian powers to erase the weekend. Bwahahaha! Are "brows" disappearing? (Nathan Bransford, Author) Business Musings: Indispensable (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) A First Look at Advertising with Amazon  (Nicholas C. Rossis) The More You Know®: burnished pearls of bookish wisdom from wacky Wikipedia talk pages (MobyLives) The Top ...

The Morning Coffee – 26 February 2015

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 Here are eight stories to read this morning. 28 (Better) Things No One Tells You About Publishing (Scott Berkun) Changing Formats: From Scroll to Codex to eBooks (An American Editor) The hidden costs of EU VAT law to readers (Writers' Know-how) Pigeonhole.com Offers Subscriptions for Serialized Ebooks (Publishing Perspectives) Record rise in book prices as readers show appetite for printed pages (Daily ...

The Morning Coffee – 24 February 2015

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 Here are 6 stories to read this Tuesday morning. 22 Things You'd Never Hear An English Literature Student Say (Buzzfeed) The Kindle of 1922 Looks Super Uncomfortable (Gizmodo) OpenBooks: Poland's Read First, Pay Later Bookstore (PP) Publishers bypass literary agents to discover bestseller talent (The Passive Voice) Readerlink Buys B&T Publishing, Warehouse Units (PW) This Is How You Sell Books In The ...

The Morning Coffee – 23 February 2015

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Here are 6 stories top read this Monday morning. Cuba Discovers the Digital Book - (Havana Times.org) Examining Editing Trends (AlliBlog) Millions of Facebook users have no idea they’re using the internet (Quartz) No user-provided CSS is a stupid CSS (Alberto Pettarin) Whose digital content is it anyway? (The Guardian) Why we all need to read: Books expand our minds and wellbeing ...

The Morning Coffee – 19 February 2015

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Thursday's reading list begins with a paper tiger Amazon competitor, ends with 9 surprising Shakespeare adaptations, and packs 5 stories in between. Amazon Challenger Jet.com Raises $140 Million Ahead Of Launch (Forbes) Blog aggregator Notey raises $1.6M from Xiaomi VP and more (Tech in Asia) Digital Books Are Up in the Air (American Libraries Magazine) Indie Bookstores Fill Void ...

The Morning Coffee – 17 February 2015

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Here are 5 stories to read this morning. The #1 things most self-publishing authors get wrong (mistakes to avoid). (Creativindie) 10 Writers Who Took Themselves Way Too Seriously (Listverse) Ayn Rand's Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (The Toast) Google and blogs: “Shit.” (Marco.org) Is Google making the web stupid? (Seth's Blog) L.A. Times book club selection for February: 'Ghettoside' by ...

The Morning Coffee – 16 February 2015

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Due to my impulsive decision to answer a rhetorical question immediately, the reading list is limited to only 5 links this morning. Audible.com offers great audiobooks, lousy player applications (TeleRead) A Boost for Enhanced E-books (PW) “But It’s Historical!” (Awful Library Book) Killing Even More Sacred Cows of Publishing: #1… Novels Must Be A Certain Length (Dean Wesley Smith) What's ...