(National)-Book View Café, the Internet's largest professional authors' ooperative, has announced a new partnership to distribute its growing ebook catalogue. Book View Press titles will now be carried by international ebook powerhouse Kobo Inc.
"Kobo is taking a truly dynamic approach to ebooks," said Book View Café Project Manager Sarah Zettel. "From the beginning, BVC has promised readers the books they want, when they want them. Kobo's commitment to keeping pace in the rapidly changing ebook world will help us keep that promise."
A unique online venture, composed entirely of professional authors, Book View Café will make the majority of their current ebooks available through Kobo's online stores. This will include titles by award-winning and bestselling authors such as Judith Tarr, Sarah Zettel, Steven Harper, Vonda N. McIntyre, Amy Sterling Casil, Deborah J. Ross, and Patricia Rice.
"It's our distinct pleasure to be working with a similarly minded eBook centric publishing house," says Michael Tamblyn, vice-president of Content, Merchandising, & Marketing at Kobo Inc. "Books anytime, anywhere is the great strength of digital - BVC shares that vision."
To celebrate the new partnership, Book View Cafe will be making four new titles available from Kobo: A Wind in Cairo by Judith Tarr, along with new omnibus editions of The Starfarers Quartet by Vonda N. McIntyre, The Silent Empire Saga by Steven Harper and The Complete Paths to Camelot by Sarah Zettel will be released through Kobo for a special thirty day exclusive period.
"Kobo's world-wide reach and suite of convenient reading tools made an exclusive release a natural step," said Zettel.
Also coming to Kobo will be original offerings from the newly formed Book View Press, including Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls, an anthology of rare and classic science fiction stories, and The Shadow Conspiracy, an all-new steampunk collection. A fantasy anthology, Dragon Lords and Warrior Women, with contributions from Sherwood Smith, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Deborah Wheeler, and a book on writing and the publishing industry are being planned for this year.
Although Kobo offers digital rights management (DRM) for their e-book publishers, all BVC content will be made available DRM-free at their site (bookviewcafe.com) as well as at kobobooks.com.
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