Roundup: More All You Can Read (Netflix-Like) eBook Subscription Services Launching
The number of all you can read ebook services (aka Netflix or Spotify-like) available around the globe continue to grow.
First, word that a new ebook subscription service service is coming to the Netherlands.
Dutch publishers in the Netherlands and Flanders are planning to launch an e-book streaming service this year, writes NRC Handelsblad.
The service will offer new titles at the same time as their print publication, and authors will receive compensation based on how often and how long their digital books are read.
Here’s the NRC Handelsblad article mechanically translated using Google Translate.
… project manager Lisa van den Herik that the service contract by the publishers WPG and Lannoo Meulenhoff intent. These two major publishing companies, which includes publishers such as The Busy Bee, Bruna, Meulenhoff Boekerij and Querido, representing almost half of the Dutch e-book market.
A New E-Book Lending Service From Public Libraries in the Netherlands
We posted about it a few weeks ago.
Here’s one of the key features:
This new service from the libraries will allow members to read e-books without restriction so that more than one person can read the same e-book at the same time
The service is launching with about 5,000 titles.
Note: Translations of material from German to English via Google Translate
10 days ago Readfy, an ebook subscription service launched (an open beta) in Germany.
Readfy currently offers access to more than 15,000 titles and plans to offer 30,000 books by the end of 2014.
Readfy offers three subscription plans:
1. Free Access to Ebooks (Subscribers Must View Ads)
2. 4,99 €/month (with Fewer Ads)($6.84/USD)
3. 9,99 €/month (Ad-Free)($13.69/USD)
Learn More in this Interview with Readfy’s Marketing and PR Manager (German, Translation via Google Translate)
Video Interview and Demo with Company Leaders (in German; via Buchreport.de)
Other ebook subscription services operating in Europe include
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