Is an “À la carte” E-Book Subscription Model Viable for Trade Publishers?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

A subscription model that offers readers access to books a chapter at a time has potential to generate equivalent revenue and convert browsers into buyers. By Edward Nawotka As noted in today’s feature story by Javier Celaya, the all-you-can-eat “Spotify model for e-books” is tricky to monetize properly. But would it be superior if e-books were offered on an à la …

Could E-book Rentals Ever Be Viable for Trade Publishers?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story looks at some of the consumer driven e-book models being implemented by text book publishers. One of those is book rental, where a student can rent a textbook at the fraction of the cost of buying the book. In textbook publishing, where books can run to the hundreds of dollars for a single specialized …

E-Book Lending: Boon or Bane to Publishers?

In Digital by Guest Contributor

Editorial by Chip O’Brien, BookSwim.com “The reality is that the biggest threat to book-writers and publishers is that their works are simply invisible to people who get all their information from the Internet.” – Cory Doctorow E-book lending may not seem in the best interest of publishers, but it will only lead to additional sales, argue the creators of new …

Is Monetizing the Used E-book Market the Next Big Opportunity?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka A little more than ten years ago a furor arose in the book world when Amazon.com announced that it planned to sell both new and used editions of the same book on the same Web page. Publisher vehemently opposed what they saw as a move that could cannibalize new book sales and benefit the retailer. Previously, you …

Bookswim.com’s Top 20 Rentals

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

US Book rental service Bookswim.com offers their Top 20 rentals for the week… #1 – Safe Haven #2 – Wicked Appetite #3 – Freedom: A Novel #4 – Room: A Novel #5 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo #6 – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest #7 – I’d Know You Anywhere: A Novel #8 – The Girl …