Going live on GoogleBooks, at least for the time being. As for Apple, it’s wait and see

For those of you wondering we have at last taken the plunge, or at least dipped a toe in.  As of today we have our books on GoogleBooks, available for preview, but not for sale.

The Closet {of Sir Kenelm Digby, Esq. } Opened and The Nature of Bodies and the Immortality of Souls, are both up.  We haven’t reached the point where the books are available via Google’s Books merchant site, but we’ll probably do that in a few months.

Much a we’d like to say we are also exploring the Apple eBooks world too, we really put that on hold. The launch of Apple’s bookstore was not very small press friendly, and still doesn’t seem to be.  Also, there seems to be a little battle brewing and with the U.K.’s Office of Fair Trading launching an antitrust investigation into prices charged for e-books, it seems prudent to hang back.  The OFT did not identify the companies it was looking at, but they reportedly include Amazon.com Inc.and Apple Inc.

So, there we are.

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