The books on this stack result from a variety of sources. I read books from my wife’s Kindle account. 0, and of course the author gets only a little fraction of this in royalties. No matter how terrifying the basic idea is, discount visitors like me represent a big opportunity for book publishers as they move their properties onto digital platforms. Discount visitors come in many forms; it’s safe to state that the billions of books lent by libraries went to people unwilling to pay full retail price for books.
Libraries contribute modestly to the income streams of web publishers and writers; used book sellers never. In their printing businesses, publishers have learned to portion their markets by offering paperback versions as well as remaindered books, however they have generally neglected the deep discount end of the demand curve.
There’s plenty of value to the culture in deep discount demand and it not in the benefit to readers like me just. Libraries are the preservation of our written culture in their mission; this activity wouldn’t happen if the first-sale and fair use doctrines didn’t limit the control that web publishers and authors could exert over the use of their works.
We need to believe about how to do preservation as we translate the reserve business into an electronic industry. I’ve been thinking a great deal about business models for boob posting, and lots of my thinking has encircled market segmentation methods. I’ve been searching for ways that discount readers like me can be aggregated into sustainable revenue streams to sustain institutions such as libraries. One apparent model to provide the discount audience is to provide subscription deals.
I’ve come to the conclusion that ebook membership deals have many structural problems. Subscription deals inevitably cannibalize sales of the items they contain, and there’s lots of incentive for the package to exclude items which readers would really want. Here’s how it could work for me. There are several books I desire to read, a lot more than I’ve time for. There are also lots of books that I’d like to have on my reading devices, because I’ve read them once in print.
I want to use these books in many ways, on many devices, at any right amount of time in the future. I want to be able to search them, and have others read them. I don’t want to have to mess with DRM. And I want these to be conserved and available in public libraries forever.
I also like the main one new publication I’ve purchased (Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age) enough that I would also pay something to let you read it too! 1 for every title on my list to have this magic occur. Cognitive Surplus is a thought-provoking meditation on the simple things that happen when the barriers to collective action are lowered, among other activities.
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You should read it! OK, here’s a stretch, imagine that millions of other people feel the same way! If millions of individuals feel this way, there’s absolutely no reason this magic can’t happen. I’ve advocated that libraries should interact to collectively acquire ebook property. The same mechanisms that would allow libraries to do something collectively could be used by individuals to do something collectively on behalf of books that they value. I’m not expecting J.K.
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