Prime writer embraces Oyster’s and Scribd’s Netflix-like providers for e-books
Out of the 5 largest publishers, HarperCollins was the primary one which understood the potential of Nextflix-esque providers for e-books like Scribd and Oyster. Simon & Schuster appears to have caught on, although, as a result of it is simply agreed to make roughly 10,000 of its digital tomes — revealed greater than a yr in the past — out there on the 2 aforementioned providers. Since three of the Massive 5 have but to enroll, titles from indie and different conventional publications nonetheless dominate Scribd’s and Oyster’s choices. (Not that we’re complaining, that is a good way to find books you would not decide up in a retailer in any other case.) However, this deal provides a ton of fashionable titles to the combination, together with ones written by authors you will possible acknowledge, reminiscent of Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson and Jodi Picoult. As to how these big publishers are getting paid, GigaOm says they will get the identical quantity as they’d earn from conventional shops as soon as a reader consumes a set variety of pages. To date, neither service has introduced a rise in subscription charges, so it feels like an ideal deal for insatiable bookworms.
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