Subscription models 'still better suited to academic than trade'

Subscription models 'still better suited to academic than trade'

Subscription models are still better suited to academic books than trade titles, but there is still much more publishers can do with their IP, Perlego's Matthew Jones has said.

Speaking at FutureBook with Wonderbly c.e.o. Asi Sharabi, Jones said his firm had grown quickly since its launch in 2016 and now had 475,000 titles available from academic publishers. But, when asked if it might expand into trade publishing, Jones, the firm's vice-president for content acquisition and strategy, was sceptical.

He said: “The traction we've received and where we've got to is largely hinged off the fac...

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