As Total Boox prepares to launch its full Pay As You Read service, Donna Brown and I looked at the pros and cons of a Pay As You Read model. This service offers readers a small sample for free. After that, readers pay for however much of the book they actually read. You can read more about the service on Publishing Perspectives. After asking both authors and readers how they felt about it, these were deemed to be the main benefits, alongside the common concerns.

The Pros and Cons of a Pay As You Read Model


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