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 Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

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 e-book lending site EBookFling.com. 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 …

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 …