Should Publishers be Looking at Subscription Models for Ebooks?

After the crisis of digitization upended the music and movie industries, the internet has reached an uneasy truce between entertainment providers and consumers through the subscription model. Instead of paying a per-unit-price (which most customers don’t seem to think is “worth it” for a digital copy), companies like Netflix and Spotify charge a monthly fee…

On the Creatively Mundane Artefacts of Digital Culture

That we live in an age in which anyone can contribute to the cultural compost heap is by now a fairly well-worn observation of a consequence of digital culture. Whether said compost heap represents a self-sustaining source of creative fertility fed by the collaborative efforts of increasingly multi-disciplinary networks, or an indiscriminate pile of decay, is down to you. I’m repeatedly tempted to see a weird, restless joy in it. I was struck…

Consider The Redditor

Reddit has over 200 million users. While most millennials spend their social media time on Instagram or Facebook, I go to reddit for breaking news, pictures of cute puppies, and “shitty writing prompts”. But reddit encompasses so much more than that. It was originally created to share the “best of the internet” with its users….