An Australian publisher could be about to revolutionise book reading trends in the country with the launch of its digital-only imprint, announced yesterday (February 14th).
Pan Macmillan has introduced the Australian market to its first major exclusively-digital list with the unveiling of Momentum, which kicked off with 22 titles available for download.
The company revealed previously published titles would cost consumers $5, while new books would set them back by less than $10.
One of the imprint’s authors, Greig Beck, explained how the innovation could affect the Australian market.
Writer of Dark Rising and This Green Hell, Mr Beck said: “Pan MacMillan, by creating Momentum, is the only large publisher to listen to their readers and meet that challenge - books faster, books cheaper, no-wait delivery.”
He added that it was still using all the professional editing and “polishing” that can be missing from other DIY e-publishing platforms.
Meanwhile, booksellers are continuing the boycott of Amazon, with Indie Commerce, a subsidiary of the American Booksellers Association, the latest group to restrict sales of books published by the online retailer.
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