Valentine’s Day marks the anniversary of Radish, a platform that serenades its users with micropayments: ‘We’re devoted to our writers,’ says Paul Baek.
New Business Models for Publishing in the Digital Age
‘New technology always stirs up fears of the unknown,’ says Javier Celaya, author of the publishing report, New Business Models in the Digital Age.
Why Image Comics Embodies the Future of the Industry
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.
Killing the “Pay First, Read Later” E-bookselling Model
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.
Beyond the Book: How Containers Determine Perception
What happens when you take a book and transform its content into a building, like Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence in Istanbul? Helmut von Berg considers.
The Things We Carry: What Can Moleskine Teach Publishers?
Marco Beghin, the head of Moleskine America, discusses efforts to balance the digital/analog divide and adapting products to users unique needs.
Digital Publishing Down Under: Really Blue Books and Xoum
Digital publishing startups are sprouting up in Australia, where they may be late to the game but still see a wealth of opportunity in their (spacious) backyard.
Case Study: And Other Stories’ “Editorial Crowd-sourcing” for Translations
UK publisher And Other Stories relies on reading groups to help choose which books to translate. Here’s a look from inside the German reading group in Berlin.
SURVEY: Have You Ever Supported a Crowdfunded Book?
Crowdfunding for books is increasingly pervasive, but with its popularity is a growing wariness. Have you donated to support a book? If so, were you satisfied?
Crowdscribed.com: An 18th-Century Publishing Model for the 21st
Crowdscribed’s evolution of crowdfunded publishing asks people to subscribe rather than donate to a book, a model once popular in the 18th century.