With the success of on-demand services such as Spotify and Netflix, publishers are looking into subscription services such as Oyster. There are many advantages to both publisher and author. According to the Music Industry Blog, “Book Subscriptions Offer a Much Clearer Path to Additive Revenue than Music.”
Have you ever heard of the site BookLikes? It’s been around longer than Goodreads and recently redesigned its platform. From the Huffington Post: “Inspired by Tumblr, we created service for book lovers but much more personalized than our previous trial. Instead of typical book-social site we came out with the idea of blog platform designed for book lovers.”
I also got to meet two fellow bloggers this week. Jo from Jo on Food, My Travels, and a Scent of Chocolate was down from Canada for her birthday week, vacationing in the area they lived in NC years ago, Cape Carteret. Jeff from Strands of Pattern was vacationing with his family on Topsail Island and met Jo and her husband for the day.
Since I was speaking to a writer’s group in Morehead City and only 20 miles away, I trekked down to Cape Carteret to meet them. I was pressed for time (when am I not?) and frazzled after giving my all to the writer’s group, so I’m sure they thought me a little off-kilter, but it was a delight to meet them.
I’ve been fortunate to meet several of my blogging friends over the years and hope to meet more!
And your Friday inspirational photos:
"Hiss, I hate you feather toy!"
"I love you feather toy..."