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Morning Coffee – 1 August 2021

 

Here are a few stories to read this morning. Time spent reading rose by 21% in the second half of 2021.  BookFunnel is now letting you brand your ebook download pages with your domain.  After 14 years, Amazon is shutting down the Kindle’s 3G connectivity in December.  It would seem mall Santas spend the off-season […]

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Branded Email Addresses, And How Not to Use Them

 

Many marketing experts will tell you that you should get your own domain and set up a branded email (MyName@MySite.com, for example). And they are right; many people see having a branded email as a sign of professionalism, and use it to decide who they want to do business with. That is a good marketing […]

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Morning Coffee – 25 July 2021

 

I have a bunch of links for you this morning, but before you read them I want you to do something for me. Search your site to see if you have any links to a site called Vidme. If you find those links, remove them. The reason I ask you to do this is that […]

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Morning Coffee – 18 July 2021

 

Here are a few stories to read this Sunday morning. But first, I want to pass on one of my security nightmares. Many marketing experts will tell you that you should get your own domain and set up a branded email (MyName@MySite.com, for example). That is a good marketing and branding tip, but here’s a […]

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Morning Coffee – 5 July 2021

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Climate fiction, a category that is at least 50 years old, has suddenly been deemed “mainstream”.  (It’s like these folks never even heard of “The Sheep Looked Up”, or other books from that era.) The world’s first #ebook was shared 50 years ago today.  (well, […]

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Morning Coffee – 27 June 2021

 

Here are a few stories to read this Sunday morning. Slate delves into the thorny issue of race in audiobook narration.  Internet Archive Chief Pirate Officer Brewster Kahle has been named to the LOC’s copyright modernization committee. What if cleaning your house is an essential part of the writing process?  It’s really funny watching people […]

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Morning Coffee – 21 June 2021

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. The antitrust suit over bundled digital textbooks has been dismissed.  The fight in the art world over the blackest shade of black was enjoyably petty.  Larry Cuban delves into the rise and fall of teaching grammar in schools.  Did you know there are at least […]

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Monday Morning Coffee – 14 June 2021

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. From Crazy Rich Asians to Shrill, authors are asking for (and getting) more control over the screen adaptation of their novels.  There’s a new startup which authors can use to organize online book fairs.  Vaping has become the new cliched “bad girl” trope on screen.  […]

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Upcoming Author Conferences (June 2021)

 

My next newsletter is going to feature a list of upcoming author conferences. While compiling the list from my notes, it belatedly occurred to me that I should probably post this on the blog as well. Here are 20 22 author conferences being held this year, nine of the conferences will be held online. The […]

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Morning Coffee 7 June 2021

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. The NYTimes is wrong to say that X is the best letter in the alphabet; that honor goes to the ampersand, or possibly thorn.  Kris Rusch delves into what everyone isn’t saying about recent publishing industry revenue stats.  Your Echo speaker will soon share your […]

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