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Penguin to Release Enhanced eBook Classics

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.

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

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