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…

ALEXA: WHAT SHOULD I READ NEXT?

Alexa currently sits on many a sideboard, responding to numerous arbitrary demands. Most people don’t think about the information it might be storing as it listens in to conversations, although Amazon has come under scrutiny surrounding privacy and security of the devices. So how long will it be before it is common practice for people…

Lili Luli

This is a collection of poems for children. And it appears one taaaakšna nice girl – a witch. Witty, mischievous frkljica, curious red-haired-almost-teenager. The songs are narrative, but the verses followed by a wonderful rhythm from the first word to the last. This lovely creature is a great character struck Nina North, which is embodied…