Morning Coffee – 22 May 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.

May 22, 2023

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

  • This is wild: The data set that was used to train most (all?) text-generative AI includes sex acts found only in the raunchiest of fanfiction
  • Do you think authors should ditch Mailchimp and move to Substack?
  • Dasung just launched a 25″ E-ink monitor costing $1800.  I’m quite happy with the 32″ tv I use as a second screen, so I won’t be getting one.
  • Nathan Bransford shares an insider view of how the legacy publishing industry operates.
  • Here’s what you should do if one of Amazon’s bots terminates your KDP account for no reason.


Hi, I'm Nate.

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