Two new ‘all you can read’ services for e-books coming to the Netherlands

Mar

15

2016

Two new subscription services for reading digital books come this year to the Netherlands. The Danish Mofibo and targeting the British Book Mate are both users who read digital books on mobile devices.

Both services use an ‘all you can read’ model in which a fixed monthly amount is paid and not have to be paid for each book, so reports the FD. Mofibo Monday launched and requires a monthly fee of 12.99 euro; Who decided this month to pay 9.99 euros per month. The service can not be used in conjunction with an e-reader, as is apparent from the FAQ.

Book Mate starts in September and counts 9.99 euros for access to currently 3,500 Dutch books. The service has a complete catalog of 600,000 books and 2.5 million readers worldwide. Both services make use of its own app which books can be read. They compete with other services as Bliyoo of Bruna bookstore.

read digitally, according to the FD in the Netherlands, a market share of 6.5 percent. There are however more and more e-books in the Netherlands sold . In Denmark, meanwhile, after skepticism, all Danish authors and publishers affiliated to Mofibo and the model is transferred to one, according to the service, balanced distribution of revenues between the company, the publisher and the author.

The payment to the publisher is at Mofibo on the basis of the read portion of the books. Based on the read rate is the same percentage of the agreed price to the publisher. It is not known how the further distribution is determined between author and publisher; The newspaper reports that the parties do not have outlets there.

Mofibo also announced that the popularity of the audiobook has risen sharply in recent years. Thus, this way of reading makes up about 60 percent of the total sales of the holding.

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