UK Publisher Gollancz Annnounces Major E-Book Initiative
The project officially launches in September with more than 1000 titles; plans call for the collection to build to 3000 available titles by the end of 2012 and at least 5000 by 2014.
The initiative comes out of Gollancz's ongoing SF Masterworks series, instituted over a decade ago to keep classic works of science fiction in print. Nash said being able to digitize these older works greatly expands the publisher's ability to make available backlist titles.
"To bring entire backlists back into print using traditional publishing mechanisms is simply not feasible, but the rapid developments in digital publishing have allowed us to do just that: to rescue authors' entire backlists and republish them - this time, as e-books," he said.