The Internet’s Original Sin – The Atlantic Pick Of the Week: “I have come to believe that advertising is the original sin of the web. The fallen state of our Internet is a direct, if unintentional, consequence of choosing advertising as the default model to support online content and services. Through successive rounds of innovation […]
Hold the Phone: A Big-Data Conundrum – NYTimes.com “Correlations are what motivate us to look further. If all that big data does — and it surely does more — is to point out interesting correlations whose fundamental reasons we unpack in other ways, that already has immense value” (Sendhil Mullainathan) Posted from Diigo.
Amazon, a Friendly Giant as Long as It’s Fed – NYTimes.com “Amazon believes that publishers take too much of the money in producing a book and add too little value. In traditional publishing, the highest royalty a writer could get was 15 percent of the book’s price. With e-books, the royalty is 25 percent of […]
Amazon vs. Hachette, perché si scontrano i colossi dell’editoria – Pagina99.it Posted from Diigo.
IPR License Launches Global Digital Marketplace for Book Rights | Digital Book World “IPR License, the global digital marketplace for books rights, has opened up its platform to coincide with the launch of its fully bespoke transactional licensing solution – ‘TradeRights’. This new functionality is the first in the industry to allow parties to make […]
Amazon Reportedly Eyeing Up London Underground Ticket Offices As Delivery Drop-Off Points | TechCrunch Posted from Diigo
I mentioned it here and here: Streaming, Lending; Ebooks Subscription Based Services. Updating the thread now: Skoobe – What is Skoobe? Germany based service: «Ebooks to borrow rather than buy». Basic: € 9,99 monthly – 3 books simultaneously borrowed – 2 devices synchronized – 24h offline reading Plus: € 14.99 monthly – 5 books simultaneously […]
Live a life well-read — Oyster Scribd, HarperCollins launch Netflix-like subscription book service – Salon.com ” Scribd CEO Trip Adler believes the service will provide it with a new stream of incremental revenue. “We’re really focused on books because we think this market is ripe for disruption,” he explains. “Given the success of Netflix in […]
I Really Like Oyster (But) – The Digital Reader tags: ebook lending streaming oyster Posted from Diigo.
Si guarda alla musica online nella speranza di avere qualche indicazione sul futuro dei libri online, e quindi degli ebook. Un libro ed un brano musicale sono cose diverse, certo, però… insomma, non devo spiegarlo, o meglio, forse non so spiegarlo, ma i due fenomeni hanno troppe cose in comune per non attirare la curiosità […]