I especially like this quote:
“We’re not looking thousands or tens of thousands of downloads,” he [Peter Vesterbacka, Angry Birds CMO] continued, “we’re looking for millions of downloads of this book…We’re going for massive, massive volume.”
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
He gets it. None of the Big Six of publishing — or the Little Sixes of it — do.
What if the Big Six started massively discounting their frontlist titles, going for that volume instead of trying to bleed each reader for the most they could squeeze out of them? They’d be able to transition their businesses to e faster and make lots more money in the process — and also help to thwart piracy!