Andrew Weinstein

Ellen Harvey is the associate/digital editor of Book Business and Publishing Executive.

Subscription ebook services have been a buzzworthy topic in recent years, but are they a good deal for authors and publishers? That was the topic of a standing room only panel, moderated by Smashwords founder Mark Coker who noted the promise of subscription models as well as the "legitimate challenges" they face-specifically, what he called the "Goldilocks principle," ensuring that readers are getting enough value to continue subscribing; publishers are making enough money to justify their involvement; and, of course, the subscription service itself is financially viable.

IDPF Digital Book 2015 will take place from May 27-28, 2015, at BookExpo America (Javits Center, New York City). The 2015 IDPF Digital Book conference puts you right in the center of the digital action - register today and save with early bird rates. Registration includes free access to BookExpo America and BISG's Making Information Pay.

You may have noticed #BBLive15 floating around the Twitterverse yesterday as publishers shared their take on the newest publishing event from Book Business. Yesterday marked the launch of the first ever Book Business Live: Executive Summit on Digital Publishing. We gathered more than 70 publishers from trade, education, and academic publishing segments to discuss some of the most pressing issues in the industry -- from managing organizational change in the digital era to maximizing data collection and analysis.

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