comiXologyComixology 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)


  1. Some people in the theaters are just as likely to pirate as those who aren’t. Blockbuster movies with the explosions and visual effects are best seen in the theater for the full effect of the movie, and even pirates can’t get past that point so they buy tickets. It’s the smaller films that don’t get the seats in the theaters and the financial bloodbath that follows when they are pirated that really hurt.

    The income from movie rentals/CDs/streaming downloads is also lost from those who want to watch these movies again at home.

    (The next time you start whining about the morass of superheroes, dinosaurs, and action flicks in the theater consider that point.)

    And let’s not forget all the authors whose only income is from a person buying/leasing a copy that are victims, too.

  2. @Marilyn, I can’t remember ever whining about superheroes, dinosaurs and action flicks. Those are pretty much the only ones I ever watch. (Loved Jurassic World. Eager to buy Age of Ultron even after seeing it in the theater. Still on the fence about Ant Man.)

    • @Marilyn, we usually go to two or three a year. Just the ones we consider “must sees” in the theater. We Redbox, Netflix or Amazon the rest, depending on how quickly we want to see them.

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