Does the à la carte Book Model Appeal to You?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Are you attracted to a service such as BookRiff, which allows you to build your own book from a broad range of content? If so, why?

By Edward Nawotka

In today’s feature story about the launch of, CEO Rochelle Grayson states:

With BookRiff, we have what we believe is a future for highly curated, highly customized content for very large niche audiences.

The appeal of customizing your own content is undeniable. But how much appeal is the real question. The answer depends largely on UX (user experience), the quantity, quality and breadth of content available, and — perhaps of most importance — the price.

What aspects appeal to you about this service? What would you like to see? What options do you require? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Further reading: Is an à la carte e-book subscription model viable for trade publishers?

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.