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Morning Coffee – 27 June 2022

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...
Monday Morning Coffee – 20 June 2022

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...
Monday Morning Coffee – 20 June 2022

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...
Monday Morning Coffee – 20 June 2022

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...
Monday Morning Coffee – 20 June 2022

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...
Monday Morning Coffee – 20 June 2022

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...