Vimeo to offer pay-per-view service in 2013

I welcome this pay-per-view service from Vimeo Pro, as an alternative to CreateSpace and MOD Machine.

In early 2013, Vimeo will open its new pay-per-view service to all Vimeo Pro members. The company recently launched a public preview of the pay-per-view service, including six movies. This add-on service to Vimeo Pro will offer content creators like us a channel to sell our “movies” directly to audiences worldwide, giving us control over pricing, viewing periods, release geography, and bonus content features. According to Vimeo, viewers who buy access to our pay-to-view movies will find them automatically downloaded to their “Watch Later” list so they can access the films immediately on any Vimeo-compatible device — including smart phones, tablets, popular HDTV sets with an inboard Vimeo’s app, setup boxes like AppleTV, Boxee, GoogleTV, Roku, WDTV, and certain Blu-ray players.

To illustrate the variable pricing, viewing periods, release geography, and bonus features, the six movies currently available at vimeo.com/movies vary greatly.

I welcome this pay-per-view service from Vimeo Pro, as an alternative to CreateSpace (an Amazon company I covered on page 2 of my recent article Small tablets (Kindle Fire HD, iPad mini, Nexus 7) for content producers and consumers and MOD Machine from Leaping Brain Labs. Compared with CreateSpace’s current offering, Vimeo Pro’s pay-per-view is way ahead, since Vimeo Pro already allows upload and distribution of HD content, while CreateSpace is currently limited to only SD (standard definition) which currently must be submitted to CreateSpace on an SD DVD (NTSC or PAL) which must be sent via postal mail. So far, Vimeo has not yet released royalty percentages. I have contacted Vimeo and As soon as they respond, I’ll publish a comparative article which will include device compatibility, up front investment (when required) and royalties. For more information about Vimeo Pro, see my recent article 11 things I love about Vimeo Pro. Soon I'll also publish a review about MOD Machine.

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My latest ebook

I have just published an ebook in two languages. The format is Kindle, but even if you don’t have a Kindle device, you can read Kindle books on many other devices using a free Kindle app. That includes iPad, iPhone, Android phones, Android tablets, Mac computers, Windows computers, some Blackberry phones and Windows 7 phones.

In English: image

In English, it is currently available in the following Amazon stores, depending upon your region:


If you’re going to buy a Kindle book as a gift, you must do so via the Pan-American Amazon store (the first one listed above), regardless of where you live or where the recipient lives.

En castellano: image

En castellano, está disponible actualmente en las siguientes tiendas Amazon, según tu región:


Si vas a comprar un libro Kindle como regalo, debes hacerlo vía la tienda panamericana de Amazon (la primera de la lista) sin importar donde vivas tú o donde viva la persona que recibirá el regalo.

Allan Tépper’s books, consulting, articles, seminars & audio programs

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Born in Connecticut, United States, Allan Tépper is an award-winning broadcaster & podcaster, bilingual consultant, multi-title author, tech journalist, translator, and language activist who has been working with professional video since the eighties. Since 1994,…

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