Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Popup15 November, 2012

    I simply don’t believe that college textbooks increased by 186% in 2004 alone!

    The graph surely represents cumulative increase since 1986, but it does so in a rather sloppy way.

    1. Nate Hoffelder15 November, 2012

      I thought the graph showed the cumulative increase over time, not proportional.

  2. Popup15 November, 2012

    Yes, that’s what it looks like, but the graph is labelled ‘annual percentage increased’.

    The data might well be correct, but when it’s presented in such a sloppy fashion it’s hard to take it seriously.

  3. Frustrated16 November, 2012

    What a great, unintentional example of the kinds if poor presentation you are likely to get without a professional author and editorial team. You don’t see this in professional textbooks. Perhaps you do get what you pay for.

    1. Nate Hoffelder16 November, 2012

      You must not follow the same textbook publishing circles I do. This kind of mistake is less uncommon in paid textbooks than you might think.

      And what makes you say that the folks who release an OEM textbook aren’t pros?

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