Friday, February 4, 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press Ebooks

UW press embracing e-books. (Capital Times, 2/4/2011)

Excerpt:     UW Press has been working with the e-book market since the late 1990s, when there was an initial, failed push by publishers to interest readers in electronic books. About five years later, Amazon became interested in e-books and that “really fired up the market again,” says Coulson. “Having the audience interest has pushed the second wave of e-books, and it seems to be lasting. All indications are that we’re going to continue to see more sales and more adoption of e-book technology.”

Coulson was hired by UW Press in 2006 to evaluate the e-book market and decide if it was something the press should invest in again. Over the last four years, UW Press has worked to prepare its products for a constantly changing e-book market. Today, all new books are simultaneously released in e-book and print formats

1 comment:

Gerard said...

The e-version of Falling Brick Kills Local Man by Lake Mills resident Mark Kraushaar is only $9.99.