I’ve been waiting for this. I love reading on my ereader, but I also like owning the printed version of books. I like to be able to have them signed, if I want. And printed books are easy to lend. (Oh, were they as easy to get back…) I like the look of them on the shelves, too, like hunter’s trophies, only less glassy-eyed and creepy in the strobe of a thunderstorm.
I do not smell my books, though I know some readers do.
So, like I said, I’ve been waiting for this —
Angry Robot Books put out this press release today. It feels like a testing of the waters. I so hope it meets with success. I’d love to see this become more the norm…
We sometimes feel our customers are having to choose between a physical book and an e-format, when what probably suits them best is to have both in the same package, and so we are going to start giving away the digital version of each of our novels free with the physical paperback, in selected indie bookstores…
4 thoughts on “Angry Robot Tests the Best of All Worlds – Bundled Ebooks”
Yessssss! I have felt that this should be the standard for ages! Free ebook rights with purchase of the hard copy; discount if you just want the ebook.
I know. I’d buy the hardback every time.
This is as it should be, in my book. (o look, he punned.)
I love this idea!! There are many books where I have the physical book and would love to have the ebook for easy reference, but I cannot justify to myself buying the ebook (at another $12, $15 when I already own hard copy). Bundles would be fantastic.