“HarperCollins Begins Selling Ebooks Directly to Readers, Starting with CSLewis.com and Narnia.com”
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, Narnia.com and CSLewis.com, 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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