Monday Morning Coffee – 25 November 2019
Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- PW reports that a new e-commerce platform for bookstores is launching soon. It’s still not clear what advantages it has over existing platforms such as Aer.io.
- This list of books entering the public domain in 2010 includes an Agatha Christie story.
- Here’s a guide to the FTC’s rules on native advertising.
- Writer Beware warns that the Sunday Times short story contest has rights grab buried in its terms and conditions.
- Why do teachers make students read old stories?
- Abigail Rasminsky reminds new authors that their book may not sell.
- The Copyright Alliance debunks four copyright myths.
- Here are ten writing prompts inspired by weird Wikipedia articles.
- Writer Beware has found rampant copyright infringement in Amazon’s ACX service.
Allen F November 25, 2019 um 2:05 am
I don’t see Bookshop ever becoming much more than something the ADS types push in the hopes that someone will notice them. The first step they need is to convince indie/self-pub that they can actually bring in readers/book buyers as well as if not better than Amazon. The qig5 are no help as the same agency game they forced on Amazon will keep Bookshop from selling their ebooks any cheaper. (and as a 60+ old fart, ebooks that I can change the font and size to reduce my eyestrain beats 50% off on a small print book – never mind carrying 100+ ebooks in something lighter than most paperback books. 😉 )