Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Fiction for free from Penguin
From The Bookseller: "Penguin is to offer free downloads of the first chapter of every fiction title it publishes. The publisher has been trialling its "Penguin Tasters", making PDF downloads available from selected novels via its website, for the past six months. It currently has the first chapters of over 50 titles available for download onto computer screens, iPhones, Palms and Blackberrys. The publisher says the decision to include all fiction in the scheme as of next week is "a 21st century version of what Allen Lane set out to do when he started Penguin - making good quality contemporary fiction available to everyone"."