Morning Coffee – 27 January 2020
Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- Ten things you probably didn’t know about CS Lewis.
- The NY Times makes an argument for the singular they.
- Werner Herzog is perfectly okay with piracy (after all, it’s not like anyone is harmed). No, really, piracy doesn’t harm sales.
- Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings.
- Indies Unlimited warns authors about the "sell your book to Hollywood" scam.
- Hisense’s new E-ink smartphone will probably make for a better ereader in the US than a phone (it has limited support for US networks)
- Dynamite Comics thought the best way to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Nancy Drew was to kill her off and have the Hardy boys investigate her death.
- Here are the top ten trends every author needs to know for 2020. (I am number 8.)
- Joshua Kim notes that the Washington Post took it easy on Amazon in its piece on 11 book trends from the past decade (he’s right).
- The EFF points out that the public domain is the norm, while copyright is the exception.
Felix January 27, 2020 um 11:22 am
I didn’t know any of that about C.S.Lewis! (Well, apart from a vague notion that he’d also written sci-fi.) And it’s all fascinating.