Subscription Ebook Service 'a Success' in Germany
In the midst of intense debate regarding the sustainability of subscription ebook services in America, Skoobe, an ebook subscription provider based in Germany, is proclaiming success since its launch in 2012.
Subscription platforms for ebooks have been the subject of much conversation in the publishing industry for a while, as startups have opened and closed with near-certainty since ebooks gained in popularity. Last month, one of the three most popular platforms remaining, Oyster, shuttered and its team moved to Google Books. In July, Scribd reduced the number of romance titles available, due to the high volume at which subscribers presumably read those titles. This recent movement has sparked an increase in doomsday analyses of the subscription ebook model.