ebook launch for Mother’s Day 2012
3rd May 2012
Fremantle Press has teamed with SPUNC to launch their ebook collection on Kobo in time for Mother’s Day 2012. Over sixty books, including new release title The House of Fiction: Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolley and ever popular backlist titles by Sally Morgan, Kim Scott and Craig Silvey, will be available for purchase – many at an introductory discount rate.
Sales, Distribution and Rights Manager Clive Newman said Fremantle Press had seen sales of ebooks beginning to increase in the second half of 2011 and was pleased to sign on with new distributors.
‘SPUNC offer a very good service to smaller publishing houses with limited resources, human and financial; that describes Fremantle Press perfectly,’ said Newman.
‘With their help, we’ve been able to get great reads like Prime Cut by Alan Carter, What is left over, after by Natasha Lester and The Bookshop on Jacaranda Street by Marlish Glorie up in time for Mother’s Day at a special introductory rate,’ he said.
SPUNC CEO Zoe Dattner said they provided publishers with an accessible and scalable digital publishing strategy that was specifically equipped to support small publishers.
‘There aren’t many Australian small presses that have such an extensive backlist as Fremantle does – most just haven’t been around for that long or haven’t been so prodigious. But whether you have 1 book or 100 books, the approach to Mount ebook appears daunting and fraught with unknowable conditions,’ said Dattner.
‘We’re like the sherpas, if you like, and we’ve got know-how, access to up-to-date developments in the industry, and donkeys,’ said Dattner.
For more information please contact Claire Miller, email@example.com
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