Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee – 20 July 2018

20 July, 2018 // 1 Comment

Here are a few stories to read this Friday morning. Famous first lines of novels, as improvised by your phone's auto-suggest.  Comic book sales are down - It just doesn't make a lot of sense to buy [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 18 July 2018

18 July, 2018 // 2 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning. There was a book focused ad network, but it is gone now.  There is a special honor to having scooped several parts of this story on Kindle [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee- 16 July2018

16 July, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Monday ironing. When your sword is so broad it can double as a shield.  Automated DMCA notices continue to be a hot mess.  Facebook abdicates any responsibility [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 13 July 2018

13 July, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Friday. What to do when you don't feel like writing. On the importance of semicolons in writing.  For the want of a semicolon, a trademark was lost.  How to cope [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 11 July 2018

11 July, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning. I plan to finish this article on slow reading some time next month.  David Gaughran goes off on a rant about an ebook marketing scammer, but [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 9 July 2018

9 July, 2018 // 10 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Youtube's ContentID continues to be a dumpster fire.  Did you know the wrong font can bring down a government?  A recent survey shows that Tumblr [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 4 July 2018

4 July, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a re stories to read this Wednesday morning. Pencil sketches are nothing compared to pencil sculpture. There are more problems with writer income surveys than you can shake a stick at. When [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 2 July 2018

2 July, 2018 // 2 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Elon Musk goes from union-busting to IP theft.  DC is finally joining the 21st-century - they're launching a subscription service. A review of [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 29 June 2018

29 June, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Friday morning. Amazon booted a number of Kindle Unlimited book stuffers (their KDP accounts have been closed). When a used bool recycler shuts down, unwanted [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 27 June 2018

27 June, 2018 // 6 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning. Google has reopened its publisher portal following the terrible bout of piracy. Dave Winer says blogging isn't dead, but he is wrong. Most [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 25 June 2018

25 June, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Eight facts (and one myth) about the history of the typewriter. When life imitates dystopian art.  Wilder's name was removed from a book [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 22 June 2018

22 June, 2018 // 2 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Friday morning. There's more money in selling a platform than in selling content.  The EU wants to mandate ContentID filters on the entire internet.  Condenses [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 20 June 2018

20 June, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning. Amazon has finally released a statement on how it measures pages read in Kindle Unlimited. You should take it with a grain of salt.  A [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 18 June 2018

18 June, 2018 // 2 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. I see SEO for authors as more of a checklist item than a priority, but it's still worth checking off your list. Why nonfiction authors should [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 15 June 2018

15 June, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Friday morning. Why the "forced acceptance" pop-ups aren't legal under the GDPR.  Apple is about to make iPhones a lot more secure against hacking. The EU's plan [Read More ...]
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