Thursday, April 07, 2011
The ebooks are coming!
We are pleased to announce that many of continuum's books are now available as ebooks! We have created our own platform so our books will look very pretty on your computer, ipad or other reading device. It's actually quite swanky....http://ebooks.continuumbooks.com/
Many 33 1/3 titles are available now and many more are on the way.
A sampling of what you can download now:
ACDC's Highway to Hell by Joe Bonomo
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's Facing Future by Dan Kois
Pavement's Wowee Zowee by Bryan Charles
Here's a bit about the store and our plans for the future:
The ebook store features a wide selection of titles from across Continuum’s Humanities, Education, and Religion lists, available for download in Adobe PDF and ePub formats. The majority of Continuum’s frontlist titles will be released as ebooks on the store, simultaneously with the publication of print editions, and an extensive conversion project will see a vast number of the publisher’s backlist made available for instant download. Around 2,000 titles will be available on the platform by the end of April; Continuum expects this to climb to 3,500 titles by June.
Initially the store will be open to individuals, but the publisher expects to offer packages aimed at academic institutions from the end of June 2011.
Visitors to the store can preview a selection of pages from all of the ebooks, and can build wish-lists and save searches. The store also features ebook widgets that can be embedded on websites such as authors’ blogs, allowing ebook previews and links back to the title’s page on the store for purchase. Continuum sees particular benefits to academics and professionals in the world of education, and it expects its titles to be bought by individuals and for library collections. The books will be read on computer screens and handheld devices. Ambitious plans are to publish the majority of our 8,500 titles, in ebook form.