February 16, 2018

BookNews: Random House Freebies for iPhone/iPod Touch

By Michael Rogers

  • Backlist titles from Alan Furst, Julie Garwood, Charlie Huston, and others
  • Materials available through Lexcycle Stanza

Publisher Random House and imprint Ballantine announced December 8 that they are offering a handful of free David Liss The Whiskey Rebelsebooks for download to the iPhone and iPod Touch devices through Lexcycle Stanza, a popular ebook reader. Titles are from the backlists of such top authors as Alan Furst, Julie Garwood, Charlie Huston, David Liss, Laura Notaro, Arthur Philips, and Simon Rich, and will include excerpts from new works coming in 2009. To encourage users who like what they read to buy these authors other works, Random is providing links to Amazon.com, Borders, com, Barnes and Noble.com, and other online retailers.

“A free eBook is a great way to sample a new writer, and help spread the word,” said Huston, whose novels Caught Stealing, Six Bad Things, and A Dangerous Man will be available on Stanza. “Besides, it’s good to give things away. They’re books. We write them for people to read them.”

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