Want some different options for blogging and digital publishing? Here are six startups to check out.
E-singles — stories somewhere between 5,000 and 30,000 words, usually nonfiction, and sold as inexpensive ebooks — are the format for our time. Here’s why.
Two startups that publish original longform journalism are experimenting with subscriptions that give readers access to all of their titles for a set monthly fee. Byliner is offering its stories through an HTML5 website, while Atavist is offering in-app subscriptions.
Barry Diller, Scott Rudin, publishing exec Frances Coady and Brooklyn publishing startup Atavist are working together to form an ebook publisher. Many details are sketchy, but it seems clear that Diller is willing to put a lot of money into the venture.