What a shock came through via Twitter today:
Penguin Books using Twitter to announce something that’s actually book-related (unlike last time!).
Penguin eBook Tasters
eBooks are Back!
Welcome to the relaunch of Penguin eBooks. By the end of this year we’ll have thousands of titles available in the shiny new ePub format for you to buy and read on your Sony eReader, your PC or Mac and other devices soon to launch. Penguin’s own eBooks area will also be opening its doors in a few weeks, but if you can’t wait until then, we’ve got some eBooks Tasters for you to try right now.
Simply click on the title you want to read and download the file to your computer. You’ll need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer to read the sampler on your PC or Mac.
If you’d like to read it on your eReader, connect your device and add the .ePub file to your library, more information here.
The following are available:
God’s Own Country by Ross Raisin – 10 pages
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope – 11 pages
The Stories of English by David Crystal – 18 pages
King Dork by Frank Portman – 17 pages
King of Swords by Nick Stone – 10 pages
Things I Want My Daughter To Know by Elizabeth Noble – 38 pages
All in glorious device-independent ePub file format!
Note: If you want to sample these on your PC or Mac using Adobe Digital Editions, I hope you have some heavy-duty hardware. It’s a bear to use on my decrepit PC (which, I’ll repeat, sings when using Google’s Chrome browser, so not everything can be attributed to my hardware!).
Anyone with a Sony Reader should be able to drop them in to read just fine. Leave a Comment and let me know how the operation went.