Posts tagged zola
Publishing should create ‘new ecosystem’—but can it?
January 22, 2014 | 3:04 pm
What is the answer to allow publishers to compete in the new world of the Internet on their own terms? On Futurebook, author Jeff Norton proposes that the publishing industry should do what the airline industry did in creating Orbitz, or the broadcast TV industry did in creating Hulu: create their own “arms-length new [venture] to offer credible and compelling services to consumers.” He writes: It strikes me that since the major publishers are facing a dominant digital player, there's an opportunity to form a new, arm's length e-reading ecosystem complete with site, device, and apps. ...
Zola to take over from Google Books
July 20, 2012 | 9:53 am
A really great article by Jeremy Greenfield in Digital Book World today. It discusses, among other things, the economics of Google Books and why it failed. Zola looks like a hit to me. Read the whole article. A new bookselling start-up funded by authors and other investors is forming partnerships with publishers and independent booksellers and aims to replace the Google eBooks re-seller program as the go-to platform for indies interested in selling e-books. Oh, and the company plans on taking on Amazon, too. Zola Books is a New York-based start-up that has raised $1.3 million from investors, including well-known authors like...