Monday Morning Coffee – 17 April 2023

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.

April 17, 2023

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

  • The new B&N Nook cleared the FCC this week.
  • Lately I have been thinking about what would go into a great gadget blog post, and I came up with some guidelines. What do you think?
  • If you use Payhip to sell ebooks, I have some good news. There’s now a WordPress plugin which makes it easier to integrate Payhip into your site.
  • A library system in Texas narrowly avoided being forced to close its doors this week.
  • Did you know the NYPL has locks of hair from Charlotte Brontë, Mary Shelley, Walt Whitman, and other writers?
  • In addition to knowing how to make bookstores profitable again, B&N CEO James Daunt’s other skill is getting good press coverage.
  • After encountering opposition to their book ban in court, Republicans in the Missouri state legislature decided to cut off their nose to spite their face, and cancel all state funding for libraries.
  • Did you know the world’s first named author was a woman?

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