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Monday Morning Coffee – 12 September 2022

by Nate Hoffelder

After a decade of running The Digital Reader, Nate is a veteran web publisher with experience in design, maintenance, recovery, and troubleshooting. What little he doesn't know, he can learn.

September 12, 2022

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  • Did you notice that Amazon disabled the Kindle Loan feature last month? (I didn’t – a reader pointed it out. Thanks!, Phillip!)
  • The Oxford University Press has proposed committing a very British form of heresy: removing excess letters from words such as honour. 
  • As this author explains, there are times when you want one-star reviews
  • Cat Rambo is right when she tells authors to stop multi-tasking.  (Alas, some of us do not have a choice, which is why I have learned to both manage my ADHD and lean into it.)
  • Jonathan Bailey digs into the Can’t Be Evil NFTs (it’s an attempt to replicate Creative Commons, but with NFTs mixed in). 
  • Merriam Webster added 370 words to the dictionary this month. 

P.S. If you are looking for an artist to design the background of your new SF book cover, may I suggest Grand Failure? (deviant art, Instagram) I am a huge fan of this artist, and have used their work in several projects. I even built a Linktree-style site as a tribute (Grand-Failure.com).

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