Another One Bites The Dust.

readingEbooks definitely don’t seem to want to be in subscription services as Oyster gets ready to close its doors. Also interestingly, their employees are headed to Google Play. Could we see a subscription model popping up there?

Recently, Scribd removed most/all of its romance titles as apparently (meaning everyone but Scribd knew) romance readers are voracious readers. Duh!! Some romance readers devour 4-5 books a week. For an average of $10 a month for services, romance readers are getting to enjoy a buffet.

Unless something miraculous happens, Amazon Kindle Unlimited may be the last one standing.

Never a dull moment in the publishing world!!


Jill James, writer of romance
The Zombie Hunter’s Wife – 10-26-2015

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Scribd cuts romance catalog

Scribd (www.scribd.com) is a subscription program for eBooks. Recently, they decided that romance readers are reading them out of house and home, as quoted by Mark Coker of Smashwords. So, the answer to the problem was to cut 80-90% of their most popular, best-selling romance novels to save on costs.

Read about it here: http://blog.smashwords.com/2015/06/scribd-cuts-romance-catalog.html

My books are still there (so far) but many authors had their books disappear overnight.

As a reader, do you use subscription programs?

Jill James, writer of romance
The Zombie Hunter’s Wife coming soon!