Here is what they’ve been saying lately about Slicebooks and eBookPie.
From MediaBistro’s eBookNewser:
eBookPie Enters the Short-Short eBook Market with Slicebooks
“eBookPie has long been helping authors and publishers sell eBooks in any number of formats, and this week it added Slicebooks, a way for publishers to trim an eBook down to a few chapters and sell it as a separate titles. It enables publishers to affordably leverage their existing catalogs to quickly produce premium short content and generate new revenue.”
From the BookBaby Blog:
The Publishing Industry, 5 Years from Now: Theories from the Frankfurt Book Fair
“Musical albums get to be diced up and sold as single tracks. Why not books by chapter? Imagine that you’re taking a trip to Germany, but only going to be in Frankfurt. You don’t need the WHOLE Rick Steve’s guide to Germany. You don’t need the WHOLE Lonely Planet guide. But what if you could buy the “Frankfurt” chapter from the most popular 4 or 5 guidebooks, put them together into a new eBook (like the book version of a themed mix-tape), and download it straight to your phone or eReader? Handy, huh?! The same could be true for technical manuals and computer books, self-help, history tomes, etc.
Allowing consumers to choose and purchase only the part of a book that is most useful to them could turn EVERYONE into a book consumer. Companies like eBookPie are blazing the way here.”
From “e-book-news.de” (a leading news resource for all things eBooks in Germany)
“Slice and Mix: E-books are now divided and reshuffled”
Money quote (translated from the German edition):
“Via a special web interface content publishers can not only divide content into sections, but also assemble different elements into a “remix” and re-title it as a new collection. The new content (slices and remixes) can then either be sold on eBookPie or on the usual online distribution channels.”