Browsing by topic: business models

Why Image Comics Embodies the Future of the Industry

Samuel Sattin

Image Comics may be best known as the publisher of The Walking Dead, but its their business model which is truly noteworthy, writes Samuel Sattin.

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Killing the “Pay First, Read Later” E-bookselling Model

Yoav Lorch

The download first, pay-as-you-read ebook sales model from Total Boox in Israel promises a superior consumer experience by minimizing the uncertainty of book buying.

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Platform or Participant? Where Do Publishers Fall?

waiter service platform tray

In search of new revenue streams, should publishers get into the service provider business and potentially give competitors a boost?

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CoverCake: Social Media Analytics Customized for Publishing


Silicon Valley tech analytics upstart CoverCake was created exclusively for the publishing industry to track the impact of social media on campaigns.

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How Thrillbent is Pushing DIY Digital Innovation in Comics

The first panel of Thrillbent's Insufferable

Comic book impresario Mark Waid left legacy publishing to launch Thrillbent, a digital startup he believes will unleash creativity on the page and in the biz.

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Medical Publishing as a Model for Future Growth

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Paula Gantz reports from the recent STM conference in London where the hot topics were subscription models, new revenue streams, Chinese opportunities, & more.

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Which STM Publishing Topics Are Most Urgent for Us to Cover?

notepad pen reporter

STM publishing offers models for other sectors. Which STM-related topics would you like to see Publishing Perspectives cover in more detail in the future?

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SURVEY: What New Publishing Business Model Excites You the Most?

Crowd-sourced publishing? Super cheap e-books? Book discovery, social reading retail sites? Which has the most long-term viability?

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What Startups Can Teach Publishers

The relationships between entrepreneurs and venture capitalists and authors and publishers are more similar than you might think.

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Seizing the Machinery of Publishing

Concord Free Press' Stona Fitch (Photo: Laura Hynd)

Concord Free Press’s unconventional generosity based publishing gives away limited-edition books by A-list writers and has raised $250,000 for charity.

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