Poland: Mobile Phone Operator Launches “All-You-Can-Read” E-Book Subscription Service
Get ready, subscription-based all-you-can-read ebook services (aka “Netflix-like) are here and as you’ll read below these services are launching not only in the U.S. In fact, Spain’s 24Symbols launched their freemium-based subscription model back in 2011.
More about why libraries should at the least be aware of them in this post.
Now, to the news from Poland.
Polish mobile operator P4, operating under the brand Play, has introduced a new service which provides access to some 3,000 e-book titles for PLN 29.99 per month, charged within the bill for Play services. Within the subscription, customers can access e-books from four devices (smartphone, tablet, computer and e-reader), simultaneously if desired. They can also share the service with their contacts. The number of e-books from the library within the subscription is unlimited.
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Learn More About this New Service in a Mechanically Translated (Google Translate) Blog Post
See Also: Last week pointed out that Scribd’s ebook subscription service (launched seven weeks ago and available in the U.S.) now includes more than 100,000 titles including a significant number of books from the HarperCollins backlist.
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