Subscriptions are on the up across the industry with many publishers seeing a huge improvement in numbers compared to last year figures.
Newspapers such as The Times and The Spectator have seen subscriptions rise 200 percent and 100 percent over the past 12 months respectively, according to Digiday.
Not that predictable at all it would seem. A heavy reliance is based on the explosion of current affairs - and they can not be tamed.
The New Yorker put its site behind a metered paywall in November 2014. The expectation was that traffic would go down, and not much thought was given to subscription results. As it would happen, traffic went up by 30 percent within a few months and subscriptions grew 85 percent year on year.
On one hand, publishers have the struggle of digital, on the other hand they have the daily battle for revenue. The key – it would seem – is to make a success of digital subscriptions.
This is exactly what Amedia did with their three stage plan.
Amazon has taken its next big step in dominating the e-book market with its release of 'Kindle Unlimited', which allows subscribers unlimited access to e-books, for $9.99 a month.
Although currently limited to the US, Amazon's new service has the potential to dramatically alter the way books are consumed. The subscription model itself is not a new one; companies like Spotify are well-known for changing the way we listen to and purchase music. More recently, ventures like Readly, a subscription-based magazine service, have taken steps to translate this into the Digital Publishing world.