Exploring subscription models for books

The success of companies like Spotify, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Birchbox show that the subscription business model is booming. It hasn’t proved easy to adapt for publishing though as the eBook service Oyster demonstrated when it closed in 2015. Scribd ran into trouble in the same year scaling back the number of titles on…

WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN AND HOW CAN PUBLISHERS BENEFIT FROM IT?

The blockchain is often associated with the mysterious and sometimes shady world of cryptocurrency but this ingenious technology is, in its simplest form, a decentralized, distributed and publicly available ledger of financial transactions. The first blockchain database was the invention of a person or group of people known pseudonymously as Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. The…