Development e-books referencing systematized content commons offer an evolving reader and author experience.

Here we will discuss a business & revenue model for authors that use systematized content commons in the e-books they write and publish.

Platforms such as Leanpub, lulu.com and scribd.com allow the distribution of e-books to over hundred countries, and offer opportunities to authors worldwide, both from rich and poor countries.

The use of systematized content commons in e-books enables authors, especially those from developing countries, to focus on content that works for their peers and neighbours, especially also the poor, and practitioners working in socio-technical niches. By being authored around (freely accessible) content commons, content that is to the point, of high value and high quality can be offered for tiny prices and tiny effort, with revenue going to the authors, and reader benefits deriving from applying the low-cost, yet actionable knowledge. Knowledge work thus becomes a win-win interaction.

A low cost structure is possible thanks to the use of web-based systematized content commons, content management solutions, and web-stores.

A revenue creek for each author has the potential to grow into a revenue stream that is proportional to the effort invested. By the web-enabled access to a global readership in the myriad poorly-served niches of the socio-technical fabric, and by the collaborative building up and relying upon cumulative systematized content commons.

The economic viability article of the Convention on Knowledge Commons describes further features of local knowledge economies.