Reading in the Cloud: “Spotify for Books” from The Publisher’s Standpoint

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

Based on the Spotify model, streaming e-book subscription platforms are tricky to monetize properly for publishers — though they appear to be inevitable. By Javier Celaya MADRID: Yesterday I offered two different points-of-view on whether the streaming, cloud-based Spotify model was suitable to the book world — the first, from the reader’s angle, and the second one from the author’s …

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 …

Is it Time for Publishers to Offer Advertising in Books?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story considers the implications of implementing the “Spotify for books” model from the reader’s and author’s point-of-view. One of the key questions concerns the tolerance for advertising in books. While the publisher’s perspective on this question will be addressed in tomorrow’s issue, it will be interesting to hear your perspective today? What do you think …

Is “Spotify for Books” Possible?

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

The concept of cloud reading, also known as “Spotify for books,” sounds appealing, but has different implications depending on your position in the market. By Javier Celaya MADRID: During most of the meetings I held with national and international publishers at the last London Book Fair earlier this month, I was asked by many what my thoughts were on the …