Google is preparing the release of its UK version of Google Editions
and has talked to several UK publishers to publish their books on this platform. Google
has stated it would be working with the Agency model but whether this would be brought on board in the UK remains to be seen especially since Hachette
is currently the only publisher that has signed up to this model.
More ebook news:
During last week’s Book Fair in Franfurt
, many publishers have stated that ebooks are increasingly becoming more popular
and that once a reader has bought a reader they are probably ‘lost’ to print. Sale of Rights to work and Geo restrictions was also raised and Google’s Tom Turvey
“asked whether gathering in one location to sell “geographic rights” would continue in the future. All of the panelists said that changes were surely on the horizon, but Schnittman and Murray were quick to point out that it was language rights, not geographic rights, that were traded, suggesting the kind of personal exchanges fostered by the rights center had a future.”
It does look like that ebooks and the repercussions of their popularity is starting to make an even bigger impact to major publishers and huge changes seem to be on the horizon.
Congrats to Nalini’s move to Hardcover!
has stated at her blog that her next Psy/Changeling book Kiss of Snow
which will be published after the upcoming Play of Passion, will be in Hardback
and its release will be brought forward to June. However the paperback will be release 6 months later so there wont be a lengthy wait for the book. An ebook version will also be out at the same time as the Hardback as well, Nalini also confirmed that Kiss of Snow
, Hawke’s book will also be much longer!
Suvudu has posted the cover for the final book in Jacqueline Carey’s latest trilogy, Naamah’s Blessing.
And finally Larissa Ione
has announced that her super sekret project that she was working on was an expanding on a short story from the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance book 2
. The expanded short story, Eternity Embraced
, will be available via Amazon Kindle and the Nook and will feature the yummilicious Kaden and Andrea! Larissa hopes to release the story in November.
What do you think: will geo restrictions for ebooks stay to anger us all or is there hope on the horizon?
What do you think about switching from paperback to hardback in a series?