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Morning Coffee – 19 December 2018

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning.

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Harmon 18 December, 2018 um 10:17 pm

? What’s wrong with Gutenberg?

Nate Hoffelder 19 December, 2018 um 7:33 am

It is superfluous for 95% of users, and yet it was forced upon us from above

Xavier Basora 21 December, 2018 um 3:05 am

Nate,

Not so much superfulous but very annoying. The poor editing quality is a real turn off. I’ve found other free ebook sites with far superior editing that make the books readable.
I avoid Gutenberg as much as I can.
My major gripe is how some languages could benefit with far more free books but the publishers or estates death grip is so powerful

Nate Hoffelder 21 December, 2018 um 7:46 am

Okay, clearly I am going to have to be careful in the future and label stories about WordPress Gutenberg.


Richard Hershberger 19 December, 2018 um 9:10 am

I reverse showroom. I often walk into my local bookshop with printouts of the Amazon pages of the books I want to special order.

Darryl Barlow 19 December, 2018 um 6:15 pm

One day customers such as yourself will realise the damage they are doing to Amazon, to fairly priced affordable books for the customer and to the fair remuneration of authors. Hopefully Amazon will still be around on this day to give customers books they can afford.

@Richard. You are of course entitled to your views. However, the fact that you want to brag about it is to me astonishing. To the like-minded it is simple virtue-signalling. The rest of us just smile and buy more books from Amazon.


DaveMich 19 December, 2018 um 2:11 pm

The Guardian’s book editor doubled-down on that article

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/19/bookshops-books-amazon-shop-book-lover


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