Law Books on Kindle
The Practising Law Institute says it is the first publisher of professional books to offer titles on Amazon’s Kindle reading device. Its foray into Kindle publishing begins with a selection of 67 titles, and I was delighted to see among them my practitioner’s treatise on corporate law (co-written with Linda Smiddy and inherited from the late Larry Soderquist).
PLI, which publishes hundreds of books that reach hundreds of thousands of practicing attorneys, hopes to increase its Kindle offerings to 100 by year-end and add more as warranted. Pricing is interesting: the printed version of my book retails for $235; the Kindle version costs only $188. One hopes the difference is made up in sales volume.
McGraw-Hill, publisher of three of my trade books, has published two of them using Kindle (here and here), and sales of those two did seem to enjoy a slight bump. I guess I need to go Kindle with my self-published collection of Warren Buffett’s Essays now too, if Dave Hoffman is right about the future of book publishing and reading.
Hat Tip: Law Librarian (quoting July 10, 2009 Wall Street Journal)