Morning Coffee – 10 September 2018

Morning Coffee - 10 September 2018 Morning Coffee

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

  • Having long since forgotten that copyright is a monopoly granted for the benefit of society, the EU is getting ready to use new copyright law to kill off European news publishers. 
  • The only writers who should "write what they know" are the ones that lack imagination and the willingness to do research. 
  • When legal experts have to make up shit about Amazon in order to support their antitrust complaints against the company, it tells me that there's no substance to the claims. 
  • How an SF&F blog owned by a book publisher became a publisher - film at eleven.


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. Disgusting Dude11 September, 2018

    They lost me at “pricing below cost”.
    That urban myth just refuses to die.
    Just because *some* Amazon prices are lower than *some* competitors’ costs doesn’t mean they are lower than *Amazon’s* costs.
    Like, duh, right?

    1. Nate Hoffelder11 September, 2018

      What caught me was the oxymoron of Amazon supposedly pricing below costs and yet still managing to afford to expand. That just doesn’t make any sense.

      1. Disgusting Dude11 September, 2018

        Well, there is the other urban myth that Amazon is a giant ponzi scheme.
        A trillion dollar scam.

        Did they trot that one out?


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