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

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

Ebook news digest: podcasts for writers, future of news reporting, ebook service with 1 million paying customers

News on ebooks, writing and publishing

woman typing on laptop, wearing headphones. photo by Christina Morillo.
Scribd has more than one million paying subscribers for ebooks

Scribd is a service that lets you read ebooks, listen to audiobooks, and read some magazines for a monthly fee of 9 dollars. I have subscribed to … Read the Story