HarperCollins Borrows from DVD Model, Adds Bonus Features
One of the biggest advantages that comes with viewing a DVD is the behind-the-scenes features that makes buying the disc worthwhile. Now, HarperCollins and its Perennial imprint have integrated the concept into the realm of literature.
A series of paperback books have been released as "P.S. Titles," and each contains a 16-page supplement with 'behind-the-pages interviews,' essays, articles, photos and illustrations that give readers a deeper understanding of the author's inspiration.
Each P.S. Title is easily identified by a logo on its front and back covers, and the P.S. section itself has shaded edges. Ten well-known titles, such as the critically acclaimed "The Way The Crow Flies" and the national best seller "Over The Edge Of The World," are being released as P.S. Titles.
Both HarperCollins and many booksellers are reportedly excited by this idea. Michael Morrison, executive vice president of HarperCollins comments, "P.S. was conceived by our HarperCollins UK colleagues, and we immediately fell in love with the idea of giving our readers more. We are always looking for ways to be innovative and help our authors reach a wider readership. P.S. will do just that."
- Heather Minauro