Good E Reader on Episodic Fiction’s Future
In this March 11, 2015 blog entry, Michal Kozlowski at the Good E Reader blog takes a look at the increasing success of episodic fiction on Amazon's ebook subscription service, Kindle Unlimited. Although the focus of Michael's blog entry is the KU program, I would argue that the same trends are likely occuring on rival platforms such as Scribd and Oyster.
Niche markets such as children's books or computer books are a logical fit for the subscription ebook model. So is episodic fiction. The question people should be asking is why we need a dedicated marketplace just for subscription fiction. Based on reports by authors and some industry bloggers, authors are being hurt by the subscription model and the only...