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The Morning Coffee – 3 April 2014

April 3rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Morning Coffee → 1 Comment

The headliner stories this morning include a look at publishers lack of support for startups (link), why you no longer have to settle for average content (link),  and more.

  • Adblock Plus Publishes Acceptable Ads Manifesto (TNW)
  • Book Creator: Create Ebooks From Your Android Tablet (TNW)
  • FiveThirtyEight and the End of Average (strat?chery)
  • How Many Of The Greatest Books By Women Have You Read (Buzzfeed)
  • NYT Now, out today, mixes lots of good mobile-centric ideas with moments of caution (Nieman Journalism Lab)
  • We need to talk about start-ups (FutureBook)

The Morning Coffee – 2 April 2014

April 2nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Morning Coffee → No Comments

Top stories this morning include cute things kids say in bookstores (link), amore accurate report on Amazon’s textbook deal in Brazil (link), the effect pf the comment section on how an article is perceived (link), and more.
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The Morning Coffee – 31 March 2014

March 31st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Morning Coffee → No Comments

Here are seven stories worth reading.


The Morning Coffee – 28 March 2014

March 28th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Morning Coffee → No Comments

Must read stories this morning include a new perspective on the NYTimes story about rent driving bookstores out of Manhattan (link), a snarky response to that same story (link), a look at the three antitrust suits filed by indie ebook retailers against Apple and the 5 publishers (link), and more.

  • ALLi campaigns for inclusion (The Bookseller)
  • Apple, Publishers Battle New E-book Antitrust Claims (PW)
  • Do indie bookstores really have to fear digital disruption? (TeleRead)
  • The Ebook Market + Big Five Survival (Jane Friedman)
  • New York Times reports 17-year-old “news” (Rocket Bomber)
  • Publishing: Why You Should Care About Ebook vs Print Formatting (The Creative Penn)
  • A tale of the digital ebook in the tablet era (Medium)
  • The Times is just trolling indie booksellers now, and it’s sort of brilliant (MobyLives)

The Morning Coffee – 27 March 2014

March 27th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Morning Coffee → No Comments

Top stories this morning include a paean to hardback books (link), the death and rebirth of digital textbooks (link), the value of a book (link), and more.
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The Morning Coffee – 26 March 2014

March 26th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Morning Coffee → No Comments

Top stories this morning include a look at YA dystopias (link), a fascinating Slate article on Calif being featured heavily in SF (link), a Pew report which predicts what the internet looks like 10 years from now (link), and more.
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The Morning Coffee – 25 March 2014

March 25th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Morning Coffee → 3 Comments

Top stories this Tuesday morning include DBW noticing that Apple has supplanted B&N as the second largest US ebook retailer (link) – a conclusion which I reached 2 months ago, a look at floppy book sequels (link), a silly copyright infringement claim (link),, and more

  • 5 Tips for Running a Little Free Library (BOOK RIOT)
  • British Library Says It’s Copyright Infringement To Take Photos Inside The Library (Techdirt)
  • Is Apple Now the No. 2 Ebook Retailer in the U.S.? (DBW)
  • Kids take plot into their hands in new interactive eBook (iKids)
  • Long Awaited Book Sequels… That Completely Flopped (HuffPost)
  • Mark Haddon launches online petition against prisoner’s book ban (The Guardian)

The Morning Coffee – 24 March 2014

March 24th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Morning Coffee → No Comments

I have a short list of stories for you today, including Google harvesting data from student email accounts (link), a debunking of a bogus post on ebook pricing (link), a commentary on Apple’s prudishness in iBooks (link), and more.


The Morning Coffee – 20 March 2014

March 20th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Morning Coffee → 1 Comment

This Thursday morning finds me at the CoSN conference. Here are a few stories to read while I am taking a commuter bus into DC.

Top stories this morning include revelations about amateur music videos generating more revenue than official videos (link), a look at robots replacing journalists (link), a debunking of the recent Enders Analysis report (link), and more.
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The Morning Coffee – 19 March 2014

March 19th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Morning Coffee → No Comments

Top stories this Wednesday morning include a useful list of basic spellcheck tips (link), a look at Penguin India censoring a book due to pressure from religious extremists (link), the end of Viacom’s crusade against Youtube (link), yet another example of Apple censoring or banning books in iBooks (link), and more.
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