Hachette Children’s UK is getting into ebooks

From The Bookseller:

Hachette Children's UK is to launch its first e-book range in May and will make around 120 titles available as e-books this year. The publisher plans to keep the same pricing for its e-books as its printed editions and is moving towards simultaneous publication of printed books and e-books, where possible.

Andrew Sharp, group rights and digital director for Hachette Children's, said that a combination of factors, including the launch of new technology such as the iPad this year, made 2010 the right time to be publishing an e-book list. "We predict that a growth in e-book sales will happen over the next few years. Looking at the US, it's only now that e-book sales have exceeded audiobook sales." The company is also developing new apps for its picture books, the first of which is expected to be released this autumn.

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