Morning Coffee – 16 September 2019
Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- While I’m glad that Slate is covering librarians' campaign against library ebook restrictions, I wish they hadn’t used an insulting stereotype in the subtitle.
- A Catholic school in Tennessee removed Harry Potter books from their library because they believe the spells in the book actually work. If I lived in the area I would set up an amp outside the school and start reciting the spells at them, just because.
- Mike Elgan argues that AI bots that write should be rejected outright.
- David Gaughran’s latest post delves into a scam where Publishers Weekly, IBPA, Lulu, and other companies fleece authors out of hundreds of dollars to have their books displayed at book fairs.
- Is everything broken on Goodreads? Angela Lashbrook thinks so.