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Monday Morning Coffee – 5 December 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Some are up in arms over the new Wordle editor (a word puzzle game) choosing themed solutions to each day’s puzzle. TBPH, I had not even noticed there was a pattern. A new Indie bookstore owner shares his experience.  A couple is touring Wyoming libraries, […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 28 November 2022

 

Here are a few stories tor read this Monday morning. That lawsuit accusing Amazon of conspiring with publishers to fix book prices has been refiled. While it may sound nutty, that is mainly the result of how PW framed the lawsuit. Courtney Milan dug through the actual filing (PDF), and she thinks the case has […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 21 November 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. TikTok has announced a number of book retail partnerships. Developing a direct revenue stream was smart; pity the same idea didn’t wok for Twitter. Amazon cuts staff in its Books and Devices divisions.  Bookbaby now offers computer-generated audiobook narration at $999 a pop.  Someone remind […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 14 November 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Here are three ways to step up your book marketing.  Mike Shatzkin delves into the long-term impact of PRH and S&S losing their antitrust case.  Did you know PW has been publishing dull and tedious editorials for over 90 years? Here’s one example.  Dave Chesson […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 7 November 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. SFWA is holding an indie author town hall later this week.  Penguin Random House and S&S lost the lawsuit over their merger.  (I for one wish the judge had taken the logical next step and also ordered PRH to split in two.) Bookbaby has an […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 31 October 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this morning. The president of France gave the Pope a stolen library book.  Shutterstock has signed a deal to license AI-plagiarized images. The reason I phrase it that way is that AI can’t create original visual art just yet; it has to be trained on existing art, usually […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 24 October 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Arts Hub explains why copyright is about the content rather than ideas.  The thing about ebook startups that use NFTs so that readers can supposedly resell ebooks is that you don’t actually need NFTs for that. It could have been done years ago – but […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 17 October 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this morning. I can’t tell if this post on 5 things you learn working in an antique bookstore is satire or not.  Here’s an enjoyable bit of pedantry over the verb raze.  Hanvon just launched a really sleek 7.8″ E-ink writing slate.  What counts as a best-seller is […]

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Morning Coffee – 10 October 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Creators are protesting PenguinRandomSimonSchusterHouse’s partnership with TikTok. (related) Kindlepreneur just posted an overview of the One Stop for Writers service.  (I hadn’t heard of it either) Here’s a list of things you might want to know about prison libraries.  Here are the five most common […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 3 October 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. First, a clarification: I sold my blog, not my web design business. Freewrite just launched an Alphasmart Neo clone. Speaking of keyboards, Google Japan has revealed their design for a keyboard with a single row of keys.  Did you know the original Batman comic heavily […]

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