Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Simultaneous - or preceeding - publication

An interesting post yesterday on TeleRead examined the simultaneous publication of books in multiple formats, both print and digital, ranging from ebook to hardcover and audiobook to print-on-demand. The article looked at the ten-day turnaround from George Soros' submitted manuscript to finished ebook by publisher PublicAffairs as well as HarperCollins new imprint Studio. I wish the author had included Full Cast Audio's production of Melting Stones in the examples - the audiobook was produced and released a full year before the print publication. Read more here about how Tamora Pierce wrote Melting Stones with the audio production in mind and participated in the recording of her work. Listen to a clip here. Love that Luvo!

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