scribd logo subscription servicesDemand for Audiobooks Keeps Penguin Random House Recording (NPR)
Audiobooks as we know them have been around for about 25 years. But the form really took off when MP3 players like the iPod came out.

Will Subscription eBook Sites Continue to be Viable in 2015? (GoodeReader)
One of the big trends of 2014 was the emergence of subscription services, where you pay a monthly fee and get access to thousands of e-books. Amazon Kindle Unlimited, Oyster, Entitle and Scribd have all gained the support of indie authors and publishers. How viable are their business models and will they continue to grow in 2015, or disappear entirely.

Why 2015 May be the Year of Multiple Mobile Apps on One Screen (GigaOM)
One of the best features on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 I bought in 2012 is surprisingly still fairly scarce on other devices. The 5.5-inch phone gained the ability to run two apps on the screen at one time thanks to a software update.

Take a ‘Shelfie’ to Get a Free eBook Version of Any Print Book You Own (GalleyCat)
Want an eBook version of a book that you own in print? Check out bitlit, a new app that will help connect you with an eBook if you can prove that you own the print edition.

Kindle Daily Deal: Hundreds of Titles

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