Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Publishers begin to experiment with the internet

There's an article in Ars Technica that discusses how 2 big publishers - Harper Collins and Random House - are exploring digital publishing. Both publishers have made bold moves to distribute their content in new ways: Random House will sell selected books by the chapter, while HarperCollins will offer selected titles for free.

1 comment:

aart hilal said...

well – what people don't know is that Harper Collins only launched this free online reading site after the bestselling author Paulo Coelho revealed his pirate coelho blog to the world during the DLD conference in Munich last January.
I read the interveiw he gave for Newsweek and can't help to join the dots:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/108715
I doubt Harper Collins would have made such a move without this author's pressure.
Thumbs up for Pirate Coelho!