F+W Media Combines Several Profitable Digital Ideas in Niche Ebook Subscription Site

F+W Media recently launched it first eBook subscription site for enthusiasts — Artist’s Network eBooks Book Club.The idea combines several profitable revenue streams in

F+W Media recently launched it first eBook subscription site for enthusiasts — Artist’s Network eBooks Book Club.The idea combines several profitable revenue streams in the digital space — niche marketing, subscription sales and eBooks that are platform neutral (i.e., available via a computer, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android mobile device — no word yet on the Kindle or Nook versions). The first site offers beautiful, full-color eBooks for an annual subscription price of $199.The site has some problems, including a slightly repetitive and forgettable name, and asking visitors to either scroll or click on a new page to enter an email address for free information. But the software, developed in partnership with Impelsys and its software iPublishCentral, seems pretty seamless and consumer-friendly.This creative mash-up of profitable digital revenue streams seems poised to succeed, mainly because F+W Media has years of communicating directly with consumers about their interest in niche topics. Through market research and customer segmentation, the company is poised to offer its customers what they want without directing them to different platform vendors or external sites.Seven additional eBook subscription sites dedicated to writing, design, firearms, woodworking, genealogy, craft, and romance fiction are planned.

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