Publishers Weekly, July 2014

Spotlight Falls on E-book Subscription Services

Amazon’s entry into the e-book subscription business has raised some eyebrows, and some hackles

Publishers Weekly, Jul 25, 2014

by Rachel Deahl

Oyster, the e-book subscription service with nearly half a million titles, launched in 2013. Scribd, its main competitor, also launched last year. While each generated some interest from publishers and consumers, it wasn’t until the July 18 launch of Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s e-book subscription service, that pundits and media outlets began parsing what these new business models mean for the future of books.

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The Crossroads of Should and Must

Elle LunaArtist, designer and writer Elle Luna‘s The Crossroads of Should and Must, a deeply personal and universally inspiring call to pursue one’s true path, building on her online post of the same title that went viral (over a quarter million visitors, and public praise from several Twitter founders and many more tech and creativity luminaries), in a very good deal after a crowded auction, to Bruce Tracy at Workman Publishing.