Morning Coffee – 25 May 2020
Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- William Faulkner’s spouse and daughters were terrible pranksters.
- Audible is continuing their investment in podcasts.
- Did you know that Kindlepreneur has a book description generator for Amazon and Kobo?
- KM Weland has 13 tricks for writers who want to avoid distraction in the age of the internet,
- Speaking of which, if you want to spend less time on Twitter and FB, I have a couple ideas on how you can block yourself from the sites.
- Print book sales fell last week in the US.
- The state of used ebook sales in Europe (aka the Tom Kabinet case) is not nearly as settled as the book publishing industry wants you to think.
- David Kudler points out how enhanced ebooks have continued to fail to find a market.
Allen F May 25, 2020 um 4:03 pm
On the two of distractions, simply turn off the internet – how hard can it be? (If it is 'that hard' then you weren’t that interested in writing me thinks! 😉 )
Everyone has enough paper books for now – and places are opening back up in the US, so less reading time …
As far as those so-called 'enhanced ebooks' go is they keep forgetting/ignoring something very basic. A 'paper' book doesn’t offer audio/video without becoming something else, and an ebook is no different. Then there’s also the not so minor consideration that if I bought an ebook I bought it because I 'didn’t' want some audio/video experience I wanted something to 'read' …
Nate Hoffelder May 25, 2020 um 4:15 pm
that’s kinda hard if you work on the internet
Allen F May 25, 2020 um 4:29 pm
If you mean they’re using google docs or something to write with, okay maybe; but what can you buy today that doesn’t have some kind of basic word processor already built it that doesn’t need the internet? I confess I’m still using Word 2000 as it has a basic spell checker if needed.
Disgusting Dude May 25, 2020 um 6:13 pm
Actually, you don’t need to buy anything.
There’s free offline word processors and even full suites for most any platform, even phones.
(Need we list them?)
If you’re tied to an online only product it is by choice, not need.
And for some of us Google is at the end of a long list of free or paid options.
Allen F May 25, 2020 um 9:00 pm
Ah, I meant that if you bought a phone/laptop/computer/Pi it came with some type of word processor, not that you had to buy the word processor. I’ve used the old open office on non-PC systems. 😉
(and I don’t used any of the online services because I’m often offline and don’t wish to keep changing tools mid-story.)