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Smashwords Website Revamp And Scribd Deal – Not only did Smashwords dramatically update and revise its website, but it has also entered into a distribution deal with Scribd, including Scribd’s new $8.99/month subscription service. According to Smashwords founder Mark Coker: “For Scribd’s… more

Can the Digital Market Expand Reader Choice?

Can the Digital Market Expand Reader Choice?

While the traditional advance/royalty model is the least risky for authors, its open to only a limited few within a limited framework. Publishers are buying books that they can sell to bookstore buyers and distribution partners. The benefit of digital reseller market is that the filter is not the bookstore buyer or the distribution buyer because there is no artificial limitation set physical boundaries. The digital bookshelf is infinite and endless.