Scribd’s Quest To Be “The Netflix Of Reading” Is Finally Paying Off

Taking on Amazon isn’t easy. But after a lot of experimentation, this company is finding success convincing readers to switch from buying to subscribing. Why own a few pieces of media when you can rent access to everything? That pitch defines Netflix, which evolved from an all-you-can-watch DVD service into the kingpin of streaming video. Music followed a similar route, with services such as Spotify offering millions of songs for a monthly fee. And now may be the time for digital book subscriptions to go mainstream.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2018-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Joe Biden finally addresses Tara Reade’s assault claim

In late March, Ryan Grim, of The Intercept, published a story on Tara Reade, a former staffer in Joe Biden’s Senate office. She was one of several women who had come forward to say that Biden, now the presumptive Democratic nominee, had, in past encounters, touched them inappropriately. Grim... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-05-01 12:33:41 UTC ]
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Re-Enter Sandman: Neil Gaiman’s beloved series will finally be a (very expensive) Netflix show

For real this time, folks. Yes, more than three years after New Line dashed the hopes of millions by trying and failing to adapt Gaiman’s insanely popular horror fantasy comic book series for the big screen, Netlix has inked a massive financial deal with Warner Bros. Television to adapt... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-01 19:56:50 UTC ]
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Poland’s OpenBooks.com Asks, Is Pay-After-You-Read Sustainable?

OpenBooks.com lets the customer download an ebook and the pay what they feel the book is worth. However, is this business model sustainable? The post Poland’s OpenBooks.com Asks, Is Pay-After-You-Read Sustainable? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-09-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Netflix-Like Book Services Would Be Happy if You Read Less

As long as they pay publishers every time a book is read, ebook subscription services are more successful the less people read. The post Netflix-Like Book Services Would Be Happy if You Read Less appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2015-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon May Pay Self-Published Authors No More Than $0.006 Per Page Read

So much for writing short.Last month, Amazon took a page out of Spotify's playbook, electing to start paying its self-published authors by the page rather than per download. The new model was put into action Wednesday—and it looks like the e-commerce giant may now pay writers no more than $0.006... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon set to pay self-published authors as little as $0.006 per page read

Writers of shorter works could lose out on revenue as company’s Kindle Owners Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited no longer pay per copy downloadedSelf-published authors could be paid as little as $0.006 per page read under new rules planned by Amazon.Writers who make their works available... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon will pay some authors based on how many pages you read

Authors are normally paid a consistent amount for every ebook you download, no matter how much of a page-turner it is. Amazon might just shake up that model before long, though. As of July 1st, the internet giant will pay Kindle Unlimited and Kindle... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Would You Pay to Read Entertainment News Online? Time Inc. Sure Hopes So

Since Time Inc. became an indepedent publicly traded company last June, executives at the nation's large magazine publisher have tried to convince Wall Street investors that it's quickly transforming into a digital-first media company. It's certainly made strides, introducing video series,... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2015-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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OpenBooks: A Self-Publishing Bookstore Where You Read First, Pay Later

With Poland's OpenBooks.com readers can download and read self-published books for free and decide to pay for them only if they want. The post OpenBooks: A Self-Publishing Bookstore Where You Read First, Pay Later appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Read thousands of comic books with a Scribd subscription

Scribd's monthly subscription includes unlimited access to its library of audio and ebooks, and as of today, you can add comics to that list. The service announced that it added over 10,000 comic books for leisurely reading, and the more visually st... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-02-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scribd Unveils ‘Netflix for Comics’

On Tuesday, the San Francisco startup announced that it is expanding its ebook and audiobook subscription service to include unlimited access to more than 10,000 comic books from some of the industry’s biggest publishers, including Marvel, Archie and Valiant. The post Scribd Unveils ‘Netflix for... Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2015-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The "Netflix For Books" Business Model, And How It'll Change The Way You Read

Mark Coker of Smashwords, which recently inked a major content deal with Scribd, weighs in on how the all-you-can-read model changes the way we read, how authors make creative choices, and how everyone gets paid.Is a "Netflix for ebooks" nearing viability? Yesterday, Smashwords, the largest... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scribd Founder Envisions Google Glass–like Wearables For E–Reading

The content on Scribd, the San–Francisco based startup that aims to create the digital library of the future, is available on a range of devices, from laptops to smartphones to tablets. But CEO Trip Adler tells Fast Company we won't be reading e–books in our hands in the future––they'll be... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scribd Challenges Amazon and Apple With 'Netflix for Books'

Spotify did it for music. Netflix did it for movies. And now, Trip Adler and Scribd are doing it for books. The 29-year-old entrepreneur and his six-year-old San Francisco startup just unveiled an online subscription service that gives you unlimited access to a large library of digital books for... Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2013-10-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pay as you read site hoping to raise $50,000

A start-up is hoping to create a new digital publishing platform for independent authors that... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Will Pay-as-You-Read Allow Publishers to Charge More for Ebooks?

By minimizing the risk of buying a bad book, pay-as-you-read business models could translate into higher prices and higher quality content, but will it drive more sales? Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Wants Libraries to Pay (and Pay...and Pay...) for e-Books

Back in 1984, I wrote a book that sold to a lot of libraries. It stayed on the shelves for over a decade. If it had been an ebook published today by HarperCollins, there's a good chance it would have been off those shelves within a year. Or sooner. Continue reading at PC World

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How low pay and low pay transparency undermine the publishing business

it is impossible for publishing to fulfil its own diversity agenda while continuing to pay low wages to most workers and to maintain its decades-long secrecy over pay and progression Continue reading at The Bookseller

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