Morning Coffee – 19 December 2018

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder 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. Harmon18 December, 2018

    ? What’s wrong with Gutenberg?

    1. Nate Hoffelder19 December, 2018

      It is superfluous for 95% of users, and yet it was forced upon us from above

      1. Xavier Basora21 December, 2018


        Not so much superfulous but very annoying. The poor editing quality is a real turn off. I’ve found other free ebook sites with far superior editing that make the books readable.
        I avoid Gutenberg as much as I can.
        My major gripe is how some languages could benefit with far more free books but the publishers or estates death grip is so powerful

        1. Nate Hoffelder21 December, 2018

          Okay, clearly I am going to have to be careful in the future and label stories about WordPress Gutenberg.

  2. Richard Hershberger19 December, 2018

    I reverse showroom. I often walk into my local bookshop with printouts of the Amazon pages of the books I want to special order.

    1. Darryl Barlow19 December, 2018

      One day customers such as yourself will realise the damage they are doing to Amazon, to fairly priced affordable books for the customer and to the fair remuneration of authors. Hopefully Amazon will still be around on this day to give customers books they can afford.

      @Richard. You are of course entitled to your views. However, the fact that you want to brag about it is to me astonishing. To the like-minded it is simple virtue-signalling. The rest of us just smile and buy more books from Amazon.

  3. DaveMich19 December, 2018

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