Comixology to Launch “All You Can Read” Subscription Plan? (Ink, Bits & Pixels)
There’s an unsubstantiated, unverified, and unsupported (but almost certainly true) rumor going around today that Comixology is about to offer a Kindle Unlimited type of subscription service for digital comics.
TeleRead Take: Considering I am quite interested in reading the Civil War comics before next year’s movie, I’d be all over this.
MPAA Targets New Anti-Piracy Ads… At People Who Already Paid To Go See Movies (Techdirt)
Here, for example, is the MPAA, the guardian of Hollywood’s old way of doing business, launching a big new “anti-piracy ad campaign” by… advertising to the people who already paid to see movies in the theater:
TeleRead Take: This reminds me of all the times I got punished in school along with the entire class when it was like one person who actually misbehaved.
For Indie Writers: You have the control. Own it. (Elizabeth Hunter)
Whatever the reason you decided to self-publish, there you are. You’ve done it. Now please own it.
TeleRead Take: I know it’s not popular to remind authors that they need to treat their writing as a business, but, really, it needs to be treated like a business.
Years Of Pretending Netflix Cord Cutting Wasn’t Real Is Biting The Cable Industry In The Ass (Techdirt)
The analysts at FBR Capital Markets note that Netflix served 10 billion hours of internet video content in the first quarter of the year, roughly two hours per subscriber per day. By dividing this two-hour figure by 24 hours, then multiplying it by the number of U.S. Netflix subscribers as a percentage of households, the analysts estimate Netflix would see a Q1 ratings score of 2.6, on par with both ABC and NBC.
TeleRead Take: And with Netflix and Amazon producing their own shows, it’s getting harder and harder to tell who’s a network and who isn’t.
Kindle Daily Deals: The Eternal Wonder (and others)