The Morning Coffee – 28 November 2014

Better pour yourself half a cup this morning because the reading list is not long.

  • Because Reading is Fundamental (Coding Horror)
  • Copyright Office posts DMCA exemption petitions (TeleRead)
  • L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University (LA Times)
  • Vision Statement: How to Lie with Charts (HBR)
  • What Should Authors & Publishers Expect in 2015? (Jane Friedman)
  • Where to sell your digital comics: The List of Digital Platforms (Zeno Telos Press)

The Morning Coffee – 24 November 2014

Top of the morning to you. Bottom of the glass to me.

  • 23 Things I'd Rather Read Than Another Think Piece On What's "Wrong" With Children's Literature (BOOK RIOT)
  • 4 Fake Quotes by Famous Authors to Watch Out For (HuffPost)
  • ALLi Launch Ethical Author Code (The Independent Publishing Magazine)
  • How Paperback Books Helped the U.S. Win World War II (WSJ)
  • Re/code's decision to end reader comments sure to have the digital-first police up in arms (Talking New Media)
  • Royalties, Oh Royalties, Wherefore Art My Royalties? (The Watershed Chronicle)
  • Sproutkin Ditches Its “Netflix For Kids’ Books” Service, Moves Into Digital Subscriptions (TechCrunch)
  • The Week That Was: Ethics Are Not Just for Authors (The Independent Publishing Magazine)
  • This Is How An Ad Gets Placed In Your Facebook News Feed (Buzzfeed)

The Morning Coffee – 21 November 2014

While you are pouring your beverage of choice this Friday morning, check out the stories I have for you. To start, Book Riot asks questions about the Goodreads gender study, and later DigiDay takes a look at how some US web publishers localize their UK sites, and finally JA Konrath closes out the list with his latest post on everything  (and the kitchen sink)that is wrong in publishing this week. Continue reading

The Morning Coffee – 19 November 2014

The Wednesday morning reading list includes a bunch of stories worth reading, like note-taking on the iPad, booksellers responding to HC's direct retail efforts, and more.

  • Booksellers Edgy About Harper Direct-Sale Program (PW)
  • Finding More Readers Through Wattpad by Anne Pfeffer (Jane Friedman)
  • How to take dependable notes with the iPhone and iPad (GigaOm)
  • The Self-Publishing Delusion (Writer's Diary)
  • Vellum ebook publishing app gets update and images (TUAW)

The Morning Coffee – 18 November 2014

Here are 6 stories for you to read this morning.

  • Amazon Won’t Be Earth’s Biggest Bookstore. Facebook Will. (The Passive Voice)
  • Digital rights management: it’s not as if wanting to read is a crime (The Guardian)
  • Malcolm Gladwell: Amazon Has Turned on Us Writers: Video(Bloomberg)
  • Robert Gray: Just Say No to Robot Booksellers (Shelf Awareness)
  • Vice Launching Sci-Fi Site (PW)
  • Why I Am Teaching a Course Called “Wasting Time on the Internet” (The New Yorker)