Monday, August 24, 2009

B&N Rediscovers

Barnes & Noble recently announced the launch of a new imprint, named Barnes & Noble Rediscovers. The imprint will publish out-of-print books in hardcover editions for a bargain price (between $9.95 and $14.95). The announcement was coupled with the release of the first 33 titles. Publishers Weekly reports "B&N will pick titles for the imprint based on feedback from company buyers and customers, examining searches on BN.com and on the instincts of editors." It will be interesting to see if this concept is successful. Marcus Leaver, president of B&N’s publishing subsidiary, Sterling Publishing, says:

The Barnes & Noble Rediscovers series opens a new door for us and a new window for writers and estates who have earned no income on their works for years. We plan to expand the capabilities of the program to include both e-book and print on demand options.

2 comments:

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

It's an interesting idea. I'll be interested to see what books they choose to republish. Thanks for the heads-up.

Zibilee said...

I, too, think it will be interesting to see what they pick for publication in this series. Hopefully there will be some rare inclusions.