ENTRIES TAGGED "netflix for books"

The four stages of the “Spotify for eBooks” adoption model

... or why I believe in a bright future for ebook subscription

During the 2013 edition of the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference in New York City, I will be participating in a panel that has been called ‘The Elusive Netflix of eBooks‘. The title implies the notion that a subscription service for ebooks has not fully worked yet. While it is true there is no 500-pound gorilla selling subscriptions yet, my point of view as someone behind one of the companies offering such a service, is that this is just part of the process. A process that is just taking the right steps in the right direction.

Let me explain what I mean by going through four main stages, loosely taken from what any innovative product adoption lifecycle typically looks like.

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Publishing News: A magazine platform, ala Netflix

Publishing News: A magazine platform, ala Netflix

Magazines band together, Google ditches the indies, and a study finds a notable rise in ereading.

Next Issue, a Netflix for magazines, launches. Elsewhere, Google drops its ebook reseller program, and news for book sales is looking up.

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Books as a service: How and why it works

Books as a service: How and why it works

Will a "Netflix for ebooks" catch on? 24Symbols is counting on it.

24Symbols, a kind of Netflix for ebooks, aims to benefit readers and publishers alike. Company co-founder Justo Hildago outlines the books-as-a-service model in this interview.

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Publishing News: Scribd flirting with ebook subscriptions?

Publishing News: Scribd flirting with ebook subscriptions?

Scribd launches its Float app, citizen journalism rebooted, and textbooks come to the Kindle.

In the latest Publishing News: Scribd's Float app aims to be Netflix for reading, the TapIn Bay Area app empowers citizen journalists, and Amazon dips into the e-textbook rental market.

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