Penguin Books South Africa is delighted to announce the completion of the first phase of their e-book roll out in which most of our titles have been made available as e-books. Going forward they will be releasing new titles in e-book format at the same time as their release in printed form. The bulk of the backlist, counting almost 200 titles, have now been published as e-books and, together with the new titles, are for sale through all major vendors inside and outside of South Africa, depending on which territorial rights we hold for each title.
While the first phase included only text-based books, such illustrated books as allow for suitable conversion for tablets, will be published as e-books during the next phase. “This is a significant stride forward for Penguin and the authors we publish in South Africa. In the greater world of books there is a growing consensus that the future of books will be a creative coexistence of printed and digital books, and the prospect of seeing our titles in digital format reach across the globe is the source of great excitement for us,” says Frederik de Jager, Publisher for Penguin Books SA.