Monday Morning Coffee – 2 December 2019
Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- Ten-digit ISBNs are being phased out.
- An old fuddy-duddy is shutting down The Society for the Protection of the Apostrophe he launched two decades ago.
- A textbook subscription service raised $9 million in its Series A round.
- Clive James passed away last Sunday. Here’s his humorous poem "The Book of my Enemy Has Been Remaindered".
- Canadians aren’t any happier about library ebook restrictions than Americans.
- Scribd closed another capital round, raising $58 million.
- Daunt won’t be making any radical changes to B&N before the holidays.
- The (London) Times Literary Supplement has a history of the UK’s 40-year-old PLR (a system where select authors are paid when their ebooks are loaned in public libraries). Fun fact: most authors earn hardly anything under this kind of system due to funding limitations.