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Morning Coffee – 27 November 2021

Morning Coffee – 27 November 2021

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Jeffrey Wassetrom argues that assigning historical fiction along side history books (aka sanctioned historical fiction) can help fill in the gaps in the historical record.  Grammarly, a startup with an AI editor so...
Morning Coffee – 22 November 2021

Morning Coffee – 22 November 2021

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Writers are lucky that they don’t have to deal with copyright as it affects music, where you can own the govt-granted monopoly rights to a song but not the rights to the recording of said song.  Rachel Thompson...
Morning Coffee – 27 November 2021

Morning Coffee – 15 November 2021

Here are a few stores to read this Monday morning. Spotify is buying Findaway. (I had thought Kobo/Rakuten would buy them, actually.) In related news. Storytel just bought audiobooks.com. Draft2Digital’s Universal Book Links now includes print books.  Amazon has...
Morning Coffee – 22 November 2021

Morning Coffee – 7 November 2021

Here are a few stories to read this Sunday morning. (I am posting early, and with good reason.) The hot story this week will be Apple adding an explicit content label to some romance books. Given Apple’s history, this has the potential to be a disaster....
Morning Coffee – 22 November 2021

Monday Morning Coffee – 1 November 2021

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Not all fictional characters are protected under US copyright law. Are yours?  Here are seven social media tips for authors.  The ebook library management tool Calibre turned 15 years old on 31 October.  I have been...
Morning Coffee – 27 November 2021

Morning Coffee – 25 October 2021

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. This post on inheriting copyrights wildly understates the complications.  Famed Spanish thriller author Carmen Mola has been revealed to be a fraud perpetrated by three male Spanish screenwriters. It’s not just...