Morning Coffee – 10 January 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.

January 10, 2022

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

  • FYI: Pottermore is turning off its ebook servers soon (they stopped selling ebooks back in September). Thus ends the era where some thought direct sales could “defeat” Amazon.
  • For the past 5 years a conman has been finessing publishers, agents, and editors into sending him copies of manuscripts long before the books were released, and we still don’t know why
  • A new “paper-like” display has just hit the market
  • New York’s library ebook licensing bill has been vetoed, dammit. 
  • Someone is reading waaaaay to much into the Kindle going out of stock in China
  • Here are ten publishing industry predictions for the coming year
  • Dragon Dictation is widely considered the best dictation software, but it’s not your only option
  • A village known for its bookstores is dying, largely because no one thought about recruiting the next generation of booksellers until it was too late. (Or so the article is framed; one should always remember to take the spin into account.)

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