BISG study: A buffet of digital book subscriptions
“With almost the kind of timing that Amazon Prime promises its members, Len Vlahos’ Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has arrived to deepen the debate about subscriptions and their potential in publishing.
Only days after Seattle launched its Kindle Unlimited subscription program — quickly pulling up alongside Oyster and Scribd (pronounced “Scribbed”) as one of the most-debated elements of the topic — BISG’s Digital Books and the New Subscription Economy is being released with a message that sounds like the voice of the digital disruption, itself.
While we are still in the early days, our findings suggest that most book publishers will accept that subscription businesses are an inevitable part of the transformation from print to digital book publishing.”
“No one is going to consume just one form of digital media”
“Whoever is very successful is likely to be bought”
“On Safari for success: So many issues”
“And what about authors’ compensation?”
“Final analysis: There is no final analysis”