Penguin Group (publisher of authors like Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Meljean Brooks, Nalini Singh and the like) are releasing a number of classics in E form. The ebooks are called Penguin Enhanced e-Book Classics and will contain a number of features to induce a reader to buy the ecopy. For example, the first release is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The book will contain “a filmography, period book reviews, recipes and black-and-white illustrations”.
I love the idea of reading the period book reviews and I know Jayne will love the recipes. The price point is $8.00, the same as the paper release.
According to the same PW article, while the Kindle spiked interest, most sales have come from the Sony Reader. I find that fascinating given the conflicting information that I keep hearing about Kindle sales. Genevieve Shore, the digital director at Penguin, believes that a multi function device is ultimately the direction of ebook reading. I don’t disagree with her as I use my iPhone for reading.
Via Publishers Weekly.