Key trend: publishers are making readers pay for news in 2020s

reuters institute: primary revenue stream for news publisher
Most important revenue stream for my company going forward? (Source: Reuters Institute)

Reuters Institute has published a survey on news business that highlights the key trends for 2020. Overall, the results don’t feature any dramatic surprises, but rather reinforce the trends already … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: ebooks on Instagram, new EU laws troubling Google, circumstances that make readers

News on ebooks, writing and copyright

man holding an open book behind his back

French and German publishers unite to fight Google’s refusal to pay them copyright fees

Get ready for a long fight between major newspapers and Google (in Europe, at least). EU approved a new copyright directive earlier in … Read the Story

Scribd provides digests of nonfiction books for readers who have subscription

Boyue Likebook Mimas e-reader/writing tablet

Scribd is an online ebook service that lets people read as many books as they have time to (certain restrictions apply)after they have paid a monthly subscription fee. The difference between this service and many other book subscription services is that … Read the Story