A new “playbook of book subscription” economy
I am a big fan of books & reading. Over the last several decades, a new release of a good book was a big event. It was also a rare event, may be once in five-ten years.
Recently however, I find out that a lot of popular books (especialy in startup area) “reinvent” themselfs every year — and you have to pay in full for a “new, revised and improved edition”.
While I can understand economical & business reasons behind that movement (this is the pure “subscription” model), this is also something, that can lead to destroying the core book’s idea, making them more like popular magazines — where you “pay for the constant flow of updates”.
May be, it is inveitable future of the book industry — than, let make it clear and stop calling this objects “books”.