Morning Coffee – 14 May 2018

Morning Coffee - 14 May 2018 Morning Coffee

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. 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.

2 Comments on Morning Coffee – 14 May 2018

  1. Quartz has a good article on why it is not possible to measure all ebook publishing.

  2. Disgusting Dude // 14 May, 2018 at 12:05 pm // Reply

    What is refreshing about yet another article about Amazon’s “insidiously invisible grip on publishing?”

    Haven’t we been regularly treated, for years, to whines about the evil tech behemoth “disguised as a benevolent, content-agnostic retailer” demanding that Amazon offer up for free their proprietary sales data?

    “The information asymmetry between Amazon and the rest of the book industry—publishers, brick-and-mortar stores, industry analysts, aspiring writers—means that only the Seattle company has deeply detailed information, down to the page, on what people want to read. So an industry that’s never been particularly data-savvy increasingly works in the dark: Authors lose negotiating power, and publishers lose the ability to compete on pricing or even, on a basic level, to understand what’s selling. ”

    Even Shatzkin has moved on from that meme.

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