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)
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)
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)
Must read stories this Friday morning include a new POD service in Japan, paying for content with social shares rather than money, Wil Wheaton's latest narration project, and more. Continue reading
From the esoteric to the obvious, from the expected to the surprising, here are eight stories for to read this morning. Continue reading
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)
Pour yourself a second cup this morning because the list is long.
Must read stories include more fake scientific papers, 39 blogging tools which will help writers of all stripes, Amazon v Wattpad, and more. Continue reading
Must read stories this Monday morning include a dissection of the latest Doug Preston interview, ebooks in Star Trek, how book publishers are encouraging authors to not sign with them, and more. Continue reading
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)
Must read stories this morning include an insiders explanation for why Chromebooks are displacing iPads in education, Nature dropping its paywall and replacing it with DRM, a different take on ethics in journalism, the latest on the Google Books lawsuit, and more.