The subscription model has already taken off in music and television, with providers such as Spotify and Netflix. Consumers have shown an increasing preference for such all-you-can-eat bundles, as opposed to buying each item separately. That worries book publishers and authors, who still make most of their money from sales of single copies. So far they have approached subscription services cautiously, holding back their newest and most popular titles from them. Only three of America's five biggest publishers have so far made their works available on Oyster or Scribd.
For yet another year, Iceland is on track to cement its reputation for being the most literary society in Scandinavia’s already hugely literate constellation of nations and peoples, with Jólabókaflóð. That, when you’ve finished trying to wrap your tongue, or even your eyes, around it, is Iceland’s annual “Christmas book flood,” when Icelandic publishers release a […]
Simon & Schuster has cut a deal with Danish e-book subscription service Mofibo for its backlist titles.
The partnership involves S&S backlist titles from its authors in the US, UK, Australia and India, including works from Dan Brown, Cassandra Clare, Ernest Hemingway and Stephen King.
The move means readers in Denmark and Sweden will now have access to those titles via Mofibo.
Publishing Perspectives has another of those guest-column-cum-self-promotional pieces it runs every so often, this one from Jonas Lennermo, creative director of Publit—the company who provides the e-commerce solution used by Harlequin Scandinavia, as well as several large and 200 small publishers in Scandinavia. Lennermo discusses the benefits of publishers selling their books D2C (Direct To [...]
From the press release: As the only dedicated digital-first publisher in Scandinavia, Stockholm Text is set to publish 25 English language books for worldwide distribution in 2012. The first titles will be on sale as trade paperback and e-books on all leading platforms beginning May 15th. Stockholm Text has attracted some of the most popular [...]