Yesterday, Scribd announced the launch of Scribd Originals, exclusive content from bestselling authors including Roxane Gay, Hilton Als, Peter Heller, Mark Seal, Paul Theroux and Garrett Graff, among others. In addition, Scribd Originals will include "experimental works" from different genres. Scribd describes these works as falling somewhere between magazines and full-length books, so there isn't a traditional marketplace for them. However, Scribd believes these works are ideal for ebooks and audiobooks.
Phishing scams, new focuses and fury dominate the subscription headlines this week: phishing hackers are targeting PayPal accounts, Politico has a new FDA-focused subscription that will cost as much as $75,000 a year, and angry HP customers take to Twitter to rant about HP demanding people sign up for monthly ink subscriptions. Also, Apple is looking at acquiring MGM, BBC will be making cuts as it shifts its focus to digital news, and Penguin Random House pulls certain titles from their unlimited-reading subscription service.
Subscription Insider announced today its Call for Speakers for Subscription Show 2019. Subscription Show 2019, an industry conference focused on the business of subscriptions, will be hosted at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, Nov. 4-6, 2019. Subscription Insider will be accepting speaker proposals through February 1, 2019.
Psychotherapy.net Garners Seven Figures with Innovative Video Streaming for Professional Development
Nineteen years ago, psychotherapist Dr. Victor Yalom had a vision to capture the teachings of his mentor Dr. James Bugental on video for training purposes. That vision has turned into a seven-figure online subscription business that offers education and training to clinical psychotherapists across the country.
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When you've had your fill of national politics or are done binge-watching your favorite show on Netflix, we've got some interesting features in this week's Five on Friday, including millennial news consumption, a global browser rollout and streaming music revenue estimates. The Knight Foundation looks at the news behaviors and beliefs of young adults, Google Chrome rolls out its latest version globally, a new study shows that subscription service buyers buy more than expected, textbook publisher Pearson is pushing students toward digital books, and Digital Music News shares streaming music revenue estimates for the year.
Subscription Show 2020 (online), starting Oct. 5, is a premier conference that offers insight into the most current subscription economy intel. Subscription Show 2020 features leading keynote speakers focused specifically on how to “navigate subscription businesses in the current COVID environment.
Is 2017 the year that subscription reading services will get it right? Not if Scribd is any indication. According to The Digital Reader, Scribd removed digital comics from its subscription service in early December, possibly earlier. There is no announcement of the change on the Scribd website or on its blog. The Digital Reader reports that fans spoke out on Twitter that they were not happy about the change. Scribd did, however, confirm the news in a statement that The Digital Reader republished: