Morning Coffee – 16 February 2018

Morning Coffee - 16 February 2018 Morning Coffee

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  1. Hugh Howey: Self-publishing is the future — and great for writers (
  2. The entirely unnecessary demise of Barnes & Noble (Brain Fuzzies)
  3. Survey: 80% of Authors Who Advertised on Facebook Said It Failed (Writing for a Living)

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor 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. Peter Winkler16 February, 2018

    That Hugh Howey article is five yers old. Why are you running it now?

    1. Nate Hoffelder16 February, 2018

      is it? whoops, I thought it was dated this year (I did check the date, yes)

  2. Mrs Mac17 February, 2018

    Wow. I went to read the salon dot com article and was confronted with 2 options:
    1. Allow ads.
    2. Block ads by allowing Salon to use your unused computing power.

    Salon seriously wants me to let them have access to my computer like that? Never gonna happen. I’m glad the articles that old. LOL

    1. Peter Winkler17 February, 2018

      I had no problem reading the article. I read Salon daily and have not been confronted with any requests to allow ads or use my computer’s surplus capacity. I use Firefox on a 2016 MacBook.

  3. Allen F18 February, 2018

    I see the B&N one had to do a couple anti-Amazon digs – even though they showed more than enough evidence that B&N is doing it to themselves.


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