Morning Coffee – 2 August 2017

Morning Coffee - 2 August 2017 Morning Coffee

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  1. 7 Reasons Slow Reading Is Actually A Good Thing, Because Being A Speed Reader Is Overrated  (Bustle)
  2. Let's Calculate What Publishers Could Earn from the Google 'Snippet Tax' (by )
  3. Lawsuit ruling sends clear message: Register your photo copyrights ASAP (Digital Photography Review)
  4. Microsoft Adds Read Aloud Feature to Word (
  5. The Spotify of the textbook world takes off as Bibliotech is go (Jisc)
  6. Canadians Reading Canadians 2017 (BookNet Canada)
  7. 5 Legal Myths That Writers Still Fall For, Debunked (BookWorks)

P.S. when you read #2, keep in mind that Baekdal got his math wrong. Can anyone spot the error? (it should be pretty obvious)

About Nate Hoffelder (10074 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

3 Comments on Morning Coffee – 2 August 2017

  1. I found some math errors in the second link, but it didn’t change the conclusion that asking Google to pay for snippets is not worth it.

    • Yeah, even with the errors it still comes down to it being cheaper to remove the snippets than to pay a tax on them. And as the newsgroups of two countries have already discovered – they lose far more than they gain when Google stops mentioning them at all … (Which makes me wonder why that EU group is trying to be this dumb.)

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