February 17, 2018

Book News: Random HouseAdding 6000+ Downloadable Ebooks

By Michael Rogers

  • Major selections from backlist coming
  • Total offerings will be nearly 15,000 downloads
  • Titles available in e-Pub format and more
  • Authors include Terry Brooks, Philip Pullman, Ruth Rendell

In a move that indicates a greater commitment to the digital future, Random House November 24 announced that it will make more than 6000 backlist titles available as ebook downloads “in the coming months.” The mixture of titles, gleaned from the Goliath publisher’s Random House Logostable of children and adult authors, include works by Terry Brooks, Italo Calvino, Harlan Coben, Philip K. Dick, Louis L’Amour, Philip Pullman, Ruth Rendell, and John Updike, as well as Healthy Aging by Andrew Weil and volumes in the Magic Tree House and Junie B. Jones children’s lines. The addition will give Random an ebook catalog of roughly 15,000 titles, downloadable to all reading devices and platforms that feature digital book content supported by its current and future distribution and retail partners. The company also announced that for the first time it will offer all its electronic catalog in the e-Pub format, “the emerging industry standard.”

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