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Diesel Ebooks Offers 400 Bundles and Google and Sony Ink a...

Some ebook news. Here is the Diesel romance ebook press release discussing it’s 400+ bundles. Of interest is that Diesel claims 60,000 customers. That seems like a big number to me for some reason given that digital books only make up a small percentage of overall book sales. Maybe by the end of 2009, ebook sales will be on par with audiobook sales. That would require phenomenal growth though. (Update: Should note that the great thing about the Diesel ebook bundles is that they are cross publisher compilations).

Sony and Google have reached a deal wherein Sony will provide 500,000 ebooks scanned by Google and not under copyright in epub format for free. An new ebookstore was released by Sony yesterday.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. joanne
    Mar 19, 2009 @ 13:47:01

    They give well deserved mad props to DA & you Jane for organizing the ebook info for those of us who couldn’t figure out much beyond turning on our ereaders.

    And Deisel made me smile… their link from the article titled” “juicy romance”.
    And some of the bundle titles… very um….er, succinct. LMAO!!

    Oversexed Vampire Bundle
    Foster’s First Name Bundle
    Blackmailed Into Bed Bundle
    Master May I? Bundle
    Bagging the Boss bundle IV

  2. anon
    Mar 21, 2009 @ 18:51:08

    FWIW, Diesel is one of very few ebook sellers using an affiliate program (that is, you get a small bounty for directing traffic their way that turns into paying customers, like Amazon) It’s the standard in the adult online industry (say what you will, but they’re profitable, and they sell grown up fantasy entertainment that is at least cousin of romance novels). I’m not surprised they’ve managed to gain such a customer base (if it’s true), since they rely on not just their own efforts but the efforts of their affiliates to gain new customers.

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