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Monday Morning Coffee – 21 November 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.

November 21, 2022

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

  • TikTok has announced a number of book retail partnerships. Developing a direct revenue stream was smart; pity the same idea didn’t wok for Twitter.
  • Amazon cuts staff in its Books and Devices divisions. 
  • Bookbaby now offers computer-generated audiobook narration at $999 a pop.  Someone remind me, how does this compare to a human narrator? $250 PFH (per finished hour), I think
  • Even with the marked drop in print quality, Digital Books still wear out far faster than print
  • Amazon has made itself $5 billion richer at the expense of working Americans, and state and local gov’t were willing accomplices. 
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