Bookmate and Scribd: Two Very Different Models for Subscription eBooks (The Digital Reader)Both Scribd and Bookmate are in the news this past week, raising funds for expansion. While these two companies ostensibly offer similar services in the ebook subscription market, they have very different business models..—For better or worse, cloud computing has rushed toward centralization, leaving us with few options for where our data can live. It’s time to consider more private alternatives to the centralized cloud. BitTorrent’s Erik Pounds explains why.—The bookseller has inked a new deal with Hachette to pioneer a new online store within a store concept. Hardcover and softcover books are available to be purchased and customers can save up to 40% on new titles.—Book Expo America: Publishers Have Ceded Power (The Bookseller)Publishers have made a grave mistake in "ceding power" to internet giants and they must provide technology and content in equal measures to survive in the future.