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Morning Coffee – 27 June 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. The Brazilian tax code has been compiled into one of the world’s largest books.  Over 50% of adults have not finished a book in the past year. Given what’s going on, I can’t blame them. Booky Call is being called “an app that’s like Tinder for […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 20 June 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Spotify comes for audiobooks – they just closed on Findaway this week.  Victoria Strauss published an in-depth background on the new Copyright Claims Board.  On a related note, the EFF has concerns about the CCB. The Pocketbook Era has a 7″ screen, speakers, and text to […]

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Morning Coffee – 13 June 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Does Scrabble (or rather, its point system) need to be fixed?  The UK Society of Authors has come out against hybrid publishers. My position is that authors should understand that they are effectively hiring the hybrid publisher to do work for them, and act accordingly. […]

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Morning Coffee – 6 June 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Amazon is going to shut down the Kindle store in China – next June.  (Given how much can change in a year, I would not give this much attention.) Books continue to get made into movies, but the ownership of the production companies has changed.  […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 23 May 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Rhode Island is pushing forward on its library ebook licensing bill. Low-content books (such as planners and notebooks) no longer require an ISBN in KDP.  Beware free stock photo websites. Amazon’s new Fire tablet is a little better than the last model, but not enough […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 16 May 2022

 

Here are a few stories tor read this Monday morning. There’s a 5.2″ ereader on the market for $110. Alas, you’ll need to reprogram it from the original Chinese. Conservatives are now going after library ebook apps, cutting off everyone’s access to ebooks which they do not personally approve of.  How authors can use libraries […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 9 May 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Texans are suing their county gov’t after books were removed from the public library.  Amazon is no longer selling ebooks in the Kindle Android app.  Did you know there’s a Tetris port for the Kindle?  A white guy will be replacing another white guy as […]

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Morning Coffee – 2 May 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Just in time for the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Kindle, Amazon added Epub support to its convert-by-email service. (Amazon’s professional conversion tools had this feature years ago.) Kris Rusch goes into depth on why authors are better off hiring an attorney rather […]

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Morning Coffee – 25 April 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Librarians are calling out Hoopla for featuring racist, conspiracy nut, and other fringe works in its catalog.  Here are ten awful truths about book publishing.  Andrew Karre argues that book bans don’t sell books. Do you think he’s right?  Canadian librarians are also calling out […]

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Morning Coffee – 18 April 2022

 

Here are a few stories to read this morning. The NYC Public Library is making 4 banned books available for free via its SimplyE app.  Maryland concedes the legal fight over its library ebook licensing law. dammit Supply and distribution problems continue to get in the way of selling print books. (It’s a shame that […]

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