Morning Coffee – 29 August 2017

Morning Coffee - 29 August 2017 Morning Coffee

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  1. What if Barnes & Noble went bankrupt? (Nathan Bransford)
  2. The World's 50 Largest Publishers, 2017 (PW)
  3. This Chrome Extension Is Like X-Ray Vision For Web Design (FastCo)
  4. Google made a tiny error and it broke half the internet in Japan (TNW)
  5. The Visibility Gambit (David Gaughran)

About Nate Hoffelder (10023 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 – 29 August 2017

  1. Google made a tiny error and it broke half the internet in Japan.

    Which doesn’t exactly make the case for no government regulation of Google.

  2. There’s an amazing bit in the B&N / Shatzkin interview blog post, where Shatzkin says it is a “decent bet” than in 2-3 years, Amazon will have 1000 physical locations selling books. Even counting every current Whole Foods store as a book selling location, Amazon doesn’t have half that now. It’s odd to think that Amazon could — or would want to — roll that many stores out. I know people love to predict that Amazon will get into bricks and mortar in a big way, but I just have a really hard time seeing it.

    • I have trouble thinking of anything that “sage” Shatzkin has been right about. He predicted in 2012, just before the huge indy boom, that self-publishing was about to implode due to a “tragedy of commons.” He’s likewise been wrong in small and large ways on just about everything I’ve read him discuss.

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