Morning Coffee – 19 August 2019

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

  • Libraries are now telling patrons how much they saved by borrowing books instead of buying them
  • Move aside comic sans and Dyslexie, Lexend will replace you. It’s a font shown to significantly improve reading-proficiency.
  • This piece on Amazon Publishing makes a good argument that Amazon’s goal in publishing books is not to conquer publishing but to grow as a retailer
  • You’ve heard of using computers to create audio from text, now Chinese publishers are creating avatars in authors’ likenesses and using them to “speak” the audio.
  • Ted Gulp enjoyed the bump in sales when his 20-year-old book was seen in the hands of Jeff Epstein compatriot Ghislaine Maxwell. 

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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. DaveMich19 August, 2019

    Ha. Even though Mr. Gulp’s book is available in a Kindle edition, they insist on saying the book is sold out. They don’t even say that the book is only available as an ebook – they just flat out say it is sold out. You just can’t fix stupid.

  2. Kate20 August, 2019

    Linking to paywalled articles is annoying

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