Friday, November 5, 2010

Penguin Books Left Out in the Cold as James Bond Estate Moves Into e-Publishing On Its Own

The Drum: "The owners of the James Bond license have chosen to cut out publisher Penguin books and turned several of the spy’s stories into ebooks themselves. Ian Fleming Publications has chosen not to go through Penguin, which has the rights to 14 Bond novels, and has decided to create the digital versions of the novels themselves, which could also be sold for less than the recommended retail price of 7.99 pounds. Penguin is said to be unwilling to renew the license for the Bond books without the digital rights being involved in any future contract."