As a textbook streaming service, BUKU creates a win-win situation, for students, teachers and publishers. With this platform BUKU wants to ensure that students can always access all their textbooks on a convenient and user-friendly application, for a fixed fee per month. Anywhere and anytime.
Publishers receive monthly revenues from BUKU. These are based on usage measured in time. The more intensively the textbooks are used, the higher their compensation. Month after month, as long as the books are read and used.
By registering the reading behaviour, BUKU can determine the payout per book. These so-called statistics - big data – can be seen in real-time by the publisher within their own dashboard. This gives a publisher quick and focused insight into how books are read. This big data can be used to implement targeted improvements and optimise the markering strategy.
The all-you-can-read concept removes reading barriers. With BUKU, students and professionals have access to all textbooks relevant to their field. By participating in BUKU, you increase your chances of reaching a new reader audience and make it easier to take the step toward internationalisation.
Publishers can place their content on BUKU for free, so that the material is available to subscribers immediately. As soon as the books are in the library, revenue is generated when they are read. With its extensive in-house expertise, BUKU can assist with the integration of interactive material in eBooks.
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BUKU uses the so-called ‘pay-per-view’ model. ‘View’ is defined in time (seconds). The time a subscriber uses certain content is offset against the total content usage time of the subscriber in one month. The publisher whose content was relatively used the longest by the subscriber in that month receives the largest part of the relevant subscription fee. This method gives publishers fair compensation for the use of their content and creates very valuable reading statistics for these publishers.
The BUKU platform works with the ePub3 standard. This is because ePub3 offers possibilities for integrating interactive content into the eBooks. This way, BUKU wants to work with publishers to have books evolve and become more interactive, which has considerable educational benefits.