Monday 30th November

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About

Will a 'Netflix for Books' Upend the Publishing Business — or Save It?

Posted at 6:45AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014

At least three different companies are duking it out for reader eyeballs and market share: Entitle Books, Scribd and Oyster. The idea behind each is similar: You pay a flat monthly fee and can download books from their library.

The Fiscal Times

Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more

Search the news archive:

More Feature Items

JK Rowling meets Lauren Laverne

'Success never feels the way you think it will'

The Writers Who Feel The Need To Reveal All

Too much information?

Why Social Media Should Become Publishers' New Testing Ground

Testing books isn't a common practice in the publishing industry

8 Unique Gifts For Writers That They Actually Want

Christmas shopping is coming - and what do you get a writer?

The End Of An Era: Simon Spanton Departs Gollancz

His achievements in the nineteen years he's been a part of the Orion Publishing Group are too numerous to list

4 Lessons To Learn From Self-published Bestsellers

Publishers, take note

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Changes At Penguin Random House Australia And New Zealand
  2. BBC under fire for 'ripe' and 'inappropriate' adaptation of War and Peace
  3. Samuel Johnson Prize Sets Sights Globally Under New Sponsorship Deal
  4. Cuts At Penguin Random House Australia And New Zealand
  5. More Publishers Fail As E-books Rise
  6. Mervyn Peake Collection Put Up For Sale
  7. JK Rowling meets Lauren Laverne
  8. Promotions At Granta Books And Portobello Books
  9. Tintin Expert Becomes First Uk Professor Of Comics
  10. Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015 Winning Authors Revealed