Friday, May 27, 2011

Bloomsbury launches new digital imprint for out of print titles

The Bookseller - 26.05.11 | Graeme Neill

Bloomsbury will bring 500 out of print titles by the likes of Alan Clark, Edith Sitwell and Bernice Rubens back into the market as digital editions this autumn with the launch of a new imprint.

Bloomsbury Reader, which will be run by digital media director Stephanie Duncan, is similar to Ed Victor's Bedford Square Books, which he announced earlier this month. Bloomsbury Reader will publish books currently unavailable in print where all English language rights have reverted to the author or their estate and there is no edition currently in print. The books will be sold as e-books or print on demand titles at "affordable prices and to the highest quality specifications".

Founder partners in the imprint are The Rights House, which comprises PFD and talent agency Rights House Talent. The first list will be published in September 2011 by authors including Alan Clark, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Monica Dickens, Angela Huth, Storm Jameson, Roy Jenkins, H R F Keating, Gavin Lyall, Rose Macaulay, V S Pritchett, Bernice Rubens, Edith Sitwell and Alec Waugh.

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