Monday, April 4, 2011

JK Rowling actively considering e-book format finally, spokesperson says

The Scotsman's Susan Smith reports that J.K. Rowling's spokeswoman confirmed "The e-book format is now something that is being actively considered."

She also writes that "Liz Thomson, editor of book industry website BookBrunch, said: 'I wouldn't be surprised if the rights for the e-books are sold for £100m.

"Experts believe that move could revolutionise the world of electronic publishing, triggering rocket sales of e-book readers such as Kindle and the iPad.
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  1. Count me in -- read the first one, obviously something special, just lots of other books I'd rather read in my limited time available. However, I travel a few times a year, and am out at sea for extended periods of time with *lots* of free time -- wouldn't consider carrying the physical books, but would buy the whole set on Kindle when available.

  2. I believe this was always the plan. Keep on selling the books only until sales start to fall, and then release the eBooks and 'start the magic' all over again.

  3. Anonymous,
    Sounds right to me ! (And it'll work.)

  4. publication date: 04 April.
    last update date (suggesting previous updates...): 03 April.

    First written: 01 April???? :)

  5. Anonymous,
    I did notice that and checked back (this time) and couldn't find an earlier date than 4/3. The Scotsman isn't known for doing that kind of thing, and the story is everywhere. We'll see!

    It's not earthshaking enough for April 1 -- they'd have to have suddenly released them as a 'surprise' though that would be too obvious. :-)

    Looks more like inviting a bidding war...


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