November 27, 2015

“HarperCollins Begins Selling Ebooks Directly to Readers, Starting with and”

From Laura Owens at Gigaom:

In a first for a big-five publisher, HarperCollins has begun selling some ebooks directly to consumers, beginning with titles by C.S. Lewis, the author of the classic Narnia series. The ebooks are available through two new websites, and, as DRM-protected EPUB files. Each book in the Narnia series is $6.99. Accenture Digital Services is providing the backend.


…you’re buying an Adobe DRM-protected EPUB file, so Kindle users can’t purchase the ebooks directly through HarperCollins’ site unless they want to break the DRM and then convert to MOBI.

Direct to Full Text of Gigaom Article Including News About Launch of HarperCollins Reader App

See Also: Accenture to Create Global E-Book Fulfillment Platform for HarperCollins (via Business Wire)

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