Key_Master - 7:04 pm on Apr 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Corporate sponsorship can and does work in some situations. The deal would just depend on what the publishers, authors, and sponsors agree to.
Sometime in the past, Amazon filed a patent to bring conceptual advertising to ebooks. Conceivably, at some point in the future, we'll have to pay to remove advertising from our favorite free ebooks. I mean, could you imagine the spicy ads a romance novel would generate? I think ad supported ebooks have the capacity to generate far more income than traditional publishing does. Personally, I can't wait.