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March 09, 2014


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Michael W. Perry

You might want to check out (yes, one 'o') The reading app is due out in March. Advantages include:

* Reading will be only $4.95 a month. That may prove the sweet spot.
* There'll be free area, which should be great for authors needing more visibility.
* Readers who want to own can buy direct from them.
* Not just books. There'll also be short stories and poems, maybe news and commentary.
* The business model seems more viable than Oyster's. Ebooks aren't bought. Authors get paid 60% of Inkbok's total earnings for a month based on the number of reads. 10% goes to charity and 30% to run the operation. That should mean a steady income.
* You can see some of what they'll have here.

And you can see one of my books here:—-house-wolfings-story-inspired-j-r-r-tolkien

For authors, they're already taking ePub and PDF submissions.

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