Perseus Books Group has brokered a deal with leading tech companies to provide digital book technology to small publishers at reasonable rates. As per the NY Times:
“The new service, called Constellation, will allow independent publishers to make use of electronic readers, digital book search, print-on-demand and other digital formats at rates negotiated by Perseus on their behalf. Unlike large publishers, small ones typically lack the resources to use digital technology and as a result often bypass it altogether.”
Seen as a natural extension of book distribution, providers like Google, Sony, Amazon, Lightning Source and Barnes and Noble have agreed to be a part of this venture.
Read the whole story here at nytimes.com.