Mar 13, 2015

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Good day to you all.  Please find following my latest random articles across the web. Some interesting articles this week you may find one or two to discuss with a friend over your favourite beverage this weekend.  I'll be away from my morning ritual this Saturday so personally, I'm hoping for a coffee that is not an instant.  Enjoy!


  • The Great Internet Debate Over Not Reading White Men
  • US e-book sales rose 5% in 2014
  • Hachette Sales Down Nearly 5% in 2014
  • Israeli Startup Wants to Turn Your Smartphone’s Camera into a Tricorder
  • Pirate eBook Site Threatens Anti-Piracy Firm Over Bogus DMCA Notices
  • Beans and Books: Coffee and Book Pairing Recommendations
  • A Dangerous Combination, Genetic Manipulation and a Failure to Communicate



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The Great Internet Debate Over Not Reading White Men


gizmodo.com - The internet has been abuzz recently with debates over reading lists and reading habits. Writer K. Tempest Bradford caused a bit of a stir when she challenged readers to stop reading straight white cisgendered male authors for a year. Read more...



US e-book sales rose 5% in 2014


thebookseller.com - E-books in the US “resumed their growth” in 2014, with net revenue up 4.7% year-on-year to $1.58bn, according to data from the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Read more...





Hachette Sales Down Nearly 5% in 2014


digitalbookworld.com - Full-year revenue dropped 4.9% in 2014, a year marked by Hachette Book Group’s bruising standoff with Amazon over ebook profit margins, which ended in November with a new distribution contract restoring a version of agency ebook pricing to the publisher. Read more...



Israeli Startup Wants to Turn Your Smartphone’s Camera into a Tricorder


Ink, Bits & Pixels - Google's Project Ara offers the promise that you might be able to add just about any feature to your smartphone which a module maker can think up and if Unispectral's camera tech lives up to the claims that could include the next best thing to a tricorder. Read more...



Pirate eBook Site Threatens Anti-Piracy Firm Over Bogus DMCA Notices


Ink, Bits & Pixels - The Ultimate Ebook Library (TUEBL), a known pirate ebook site, is about to lay the smackdown on the anti-piracy outfit MUSO. TorrentFreak reports that TUEBL has had enough of MUSO's fraudulent DMCA, and is threatening to block all future notices if MUSO doesn't straighten up. Read more...



Beans and Books: Coffee and Book Pairing Recommendations


bookriot.com - After the rousing success of Nicole’s article on book and tea pairings, it was suggested that we also pair up some books with coffee. Never one to shy away from anything that deals with coffee and/or books, I jumped at the chance. Read more...




Don't forget to check out my latest post.

A Dangerous Combination, Genetic Manipulation and a Failure to Communicate


wolfsbooks.blogspot.com.au - Men have been at war for centuries with the reptilian race called 'Basics'.  As conquerors always have, the winners of each bloody encounter have made slaves of the losers - but in this far-future war... Read more...