Monday Morning Coffee – 21 February 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.

February 21, 2022

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

  • The judge issued a preliminary injunction in the Maryland ebook licensing case in favor of publishers. Next stop, appeals court. 
  • A few months back I warned you that the print supply issues was creating a surge in navel gazing about books which basically recycled decade old ideas. This “books will become obsolete” post is a perfect example of that. 
  • This “ebooks will replace print books” is another example of stale recycled thinking
  • Amazon is now selling POD books via Amazon.nl
  • The reading experience in the newly combined Kindle+Comixology app is simply terrible, according to early reviews. It sounds like Amazon corporate is running the show rather than ebook or book people. It’s a pity that the merge didn’t go the other way, with Comixology ending up in charge of the Kindle app.
  • This rich fool thinks we should pack paper books when we travel. (Maybe our servants can carry them?)
  • The US Copyright Office has once again rejected the copyright registration of an AI-generated artwork
  • While I would not say that Google is dying per se, I do agree with this post that the search results are considerably less useful than they used to be. I too now look for info from real people rather than review sites.

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