Access not ownership, relationships not transactions and concerns over who owns the channel to market, were all key themes of the 2nd World E-Reading Congress.
Innovative sales and distribution models in publishing will be scrutinized extra carefully going forward, lest they fall prey to the label of collusion.
The Publishers Forum in Berlin addressed the growing development of digital products like enhanced e-books, digital textbooks, e-book subscriptions.
Paula Gantz reports from the recent STM conference in London where the hot topics were subscription models, new revenue streams, Chinese opportunities, & more.
Backed by Bertelsmann and Planeta, Spain’s Booquo has begun offering all you can read for €9.99 a month from a curated catalog of 300 mostly backlist titles.
A new online service from R.J. Julia Booksellers promises to match readers with their ideal books and keep them coming back for more.
Grupo Planeta in Spain announced ‘e-circulo’ an initiative which will allow readers to rent e-books via e-streaming
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?
LeVar Burton is launching RRKidz, a rebooted online version of PBS’s Reading Rainbow, and plans to offer hundreds of books via subscription model.
The available platforms for the trade focus on either a rent/subscription model or an advertising model. Which do you prefer and why?