Ebook service by Blloon is now live in UK and we now its pricing details in hand. The credit is in form of 1000 pages and you can get additional pages by either promoting Blloon or you can sign up for monthly subscription of £3.99 for 500 pages.
While that may sound enough for many, I personally think the Kindle Unlimited is a better service that gives you unlimited reading for mere £7.99 per month. This might be because they are targeting people who do not read a lot – you know the young people that read around 10-12 books in a year.
It will be interesting to see how the market reacts to their pricing. Blloon service is currently available only for the iPad and iPhone but we have been told that there is an Android application in the making.
We asked Blloon if they were working on a windows phone and the answer is no. They are currently only focused on iOS. Here is the screenshot of the email.
Blloon’s publisher list includes Allen & Unwin, Diversion Books, Faber Factory, Guardian Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lonely Planet, Open Road Media, Profile, RosettaBooks and Workman Publishing and publisher titles from Ingram Content Group’s CoreSource Plus solution offered through Lightning Source Inc. The company is also said to be working with Gardners to bring titles from even more publishers.
October 23, 2014