At the weekend Birlinn celebrated their first year in eBooks, and what an exciting year it has been! Since we launched with 40 titles, we have continued to release digital editions of our titles now until over 150 eBooks are available to download.
In a year, we’ve sold over 150,000 eBooks, had a Kindle number one bestseller in The Final Curtsey, and seen a revitalisation of our crime backlist with Ken McClure, David Ashton, Gillian Galbraith and Shirley McKay all appearing in the Kindle top 10 at some point in 2011. We’ve partnered in successful, exciting and innovative promotions with companies such as Apple, Starbucks, Kobo and Hi-Arts and sold eBooks all over the world - who knew there were Wojtek fans in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Bob Servant fans in Botswana or McGonagall fans in Korea?
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And, of course, we will continue to release more of our titles—a fantastic mix of fiction, poetry, history, sport, humour, current affairs and biographies—as eBooks, all of which are available on the most popular eBook retailers websites (www.amazon.co.uk, www.waterstones.co.uk, www.kobobooks.com and the iBookstore).
Keep an eye on www.birlinn.co.uk for the latest titles available as eBooks, or find us on Facebook and Twitter!