Category Archives: Morning Coffee

The Morning Coffee – 21 August 2014

The reading list is quite short this morning. Don’t eat the yellow snow.

  • Report: 25% of Tablets Shipped to Asia Can Make Phone Calls (TNW)
  • Against Editors (Gawker)
  • Amazon’s fan-fiction portal Kindle Worlds is a bust for fans, and for writers too (The Passive Voice)
  • Tell it like it is, critics – however painful (Telegraph)
  • To Self-Publish and Perish: Buried Under 3.4 Million E-Books (claudenougat)

The Morning Coffee – 20 August 2014

The Wednesday morning reading list covers a diverse range of topics like the advantages of dyslexia, memorization as copyright infringement, the best reading apps for Android, and more. Continue reading

The Morning Coffee – 19 August 2014

The reading list is quite short this Tuesday morning.

  • Almost a year with Scribd. Has anything changed with my reading? (TeleRead)
  • In Exposing Followers, Medium Fails Readers (ReadWrite)
  • Inkshares Looks to Marry the Old with the New (PW)
  • A note on Robin Williams to the Audible team from Don Katz
  • Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right (Hugh Howey)

The Morning Coffee – 15 August 2014

The reading list is short this morning. Be sure to click the first link.

  • Availability (Lefsetz Letter)
  • Before You Make a Fixed-Layout Ebook: Five Things to Watch Out For (DBW)
  • Orwell estate hits back at Amazon’s corporate ‘doublespeak’ (theguardian.com)
  • Racist content forces Thought Catalog to put barriers between contributors and Twitter (Nieman Journalism Lab)
  • What Does It Mean to Protect Authors’ Interests? [Smart Set] (Jane Friedman)
  • What features do the e-Ink Kindles still need? (TeleRead)

The Morning Coffee – 14 August 2014

Today’s reading list is a mix of the humorous and the serious.  My favorite pieces include a satire of Timespeak, a style guide for bloggers, an argument for killing the comment section on news sites, and more. Continue reading

The Morning Coffee – 13 August 2014

The Wednesday morning reading list kicks off with a commentary on Authors Untied and where it should really be focusing its attention, the trustworthiness of Wikipedia vs British news channels, a review of Kindle Unlimited, and more. Continue reading

The Morning Coffee – 12 August 2014

The reading list this Tuesday morning is still showing signs of Amazon-Hachette infestation, but recent anti-nuisance treatments are having a positive effect.

The treated reading list includes an overview of epaper in consumer electronics, a recent survey of media use and ownership in the UK, a survey of ebook subscription services, and more. Continue reading

The Morning Coffee – 11 August 2014

Amazon v Hachette is on everyone’s lips this morning, but not all of the stories in today’s reading list focus on the dastardly duo.

Must read stories this morning include Hugh Howey’s commentary on publishers’ digital revenues, a new site that satirizes the Amazon/Hachette issue, a humorous gif-laden commentary on Amazon’s letter, and more. Continue reading

The Morning Coffee – 8 August 2014

Your short reading list this morning includes news of the narcissism of Authors United, the costs of self-publishing, Scribd’s discovery options, and govt funded translations.