That’s right, Penguin.co.uk have setup a webpage on their site saying that, “by the end of this year we’ll have thousands of titles available in the shiny new ePub format” – Shiny new ePub format!
Okay, so this isn’t the full launch, just an ‘eBook Taster’ but still, they have six taster titles to download and try out.
God’s Own Country by Ross Raisin
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
The Stories of English by David Crystal
King Dork by Frank Portman
King of Swords by Nick Stone
Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble
Just pop along to the Penguin.co.uk eBook Taster page and give those ePub books a test drive.
I did this myself and I have to say they look great. The only exception is the paragraph indents in one of the books are a little too large, indenting almost half way along the line.
One thing I do like about what Penguin have done, is that they have kept the original page numbers in the right hand margin. For me this is a great idea as it will help in more academic circles and will be good for referencing any particular page.
Penguin give no exact date but do say the doors will open in a few weeks.