Authors’ Views Vary on Subscription Ebooks

authors ebook subscription services Kindle UnlimitedAs the subscription model for ebooks evolves, authors and publishers are keeping a close eye on how much they earn from individual borrows on the leading platforms.

Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s subscription-based program, continues to compensate authors at rates that have been widely criticized as too meager.

But author and researcher Dana Beth Weinberg reminds that “compensation per borrow is not the only concern…A separate but related question is how borrows will relate to sales, either of the book in question or of other books by the same author.”

And according to findings from the latest Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest Author Survey, ebook subscription services appear likely to satisfy some authors more than others.

Much more, including data and graphs.


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