Booker books online

Fri 19 Oct 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

This (from Shelf Awareness)  is pretty exciting:

The organizers of the Man Booker Prize are negotiating to make the six shortlisted titles this year available in their entirety and for free online, the Times of London reported. The idea is to reach areas, particularly in Africa and Asia, where the books might not be available. “The downloads will not impact on sales, it is thought,” the paper wrote. “If readers like a novel tasted on the internet, they may just be inspired to buy the
actual book.”
The publisher of the Man Booker winner, The Gathering by Anne Enright,  said he prefers “a partial reproduction.”

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