Morning Coffee – 25 March 2019
Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- The Emilia Report crunched the data and found that book coverage really is as sexist as we all had noticed.
- Democrat Presidential Candidate 2020-31 (not to be confused with 2024-31) says running for President is more like Ulysses than Finnigan’s Wake.
- Kathy Rowe shares her experiences with KDP Print.
- Vulture asks whether we’re in a podcasting bubble. The answer is not yet – blockchain is still the current foolish obsession.
- LitHub shares the tale of one of the oldest surviving Gutenberg bibles.
- Kris Rusch delves into why punctuation is so important.
Richard Hershberger March 26, 2019 um 9:28 am
Podcast bubble: The piece is really about how much podcasts can be monetized, and if the outfits doing his are overpriced. So the bubble, if such it is, is a monetization bubble. This is not quite the same thing as a podcast bubble.
Richard Hershberger March 26, 2019 um 9:44 am
Lithub’s headline notwithstanding, the Gutenberg Bible probably isn’t the most expensive book. It’s hard to say, because they come on the market so rarely, but there are a fair number of copies extant, which brings the price down. One sold for 4.6 million Euros in 1987. By way of comparison, a copy of the Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in British North America, sold for 13.4 million in 2013. What would a Gutenberg go for today? Who knows? And this is only counting printed books. If we include older manuscript codexes, all bets are off.
Peter Winkler March 26, 2019 um 8:13 pm
"Democrat Party" is bad usage. "Democrat" is a noun, not an adjective, and cannot be used to modify the word "Party", which is also a noun. "Republic Party" would also be incorrect usage, for the same reason.
Nate Hoffelder March 26, 2019 um 8:30 pm
I didn’t use the word "party".
In any case, all I really wanted was to poke fun at how early they are ruining for prescient.