Many books published by Skinner House and Beacon Press are available now as electronic books.
Skinner House has 16 books available as eBooks, through Google eBooks. Find a complete list at the UUA Bookstore website. Click on the red eBooks logo on the right side of the page. Those who buy Skinner House titles from Google will be able to read them on any eBook reader except the Kindle. The same titles will be available soon through the Amazon Kindle store as well.
Beacon publishes all new titles simultaneously in print and eBook editions and it has digitized hundreds of backlist titles. Its eBooks are available through Amazon/Kindle, B&N/Nook, Sony and many other eBook retailers. Beacon has also signed up with Google Books, which will open the door for independent booksellers to sell Beacon eBooks, says Tom Hallock, associate publisher at Beacon Press.
“We have made a special effort to digitize titles by Forrest Church, John Buehrens, and Rebecca Parker, and other writers of interest to UUs,” says Hallock. Books by Beacon authors who will attend GA this year are also available, including Margaret Regan’s The Death Of Josseline, (the first UU Common Read) and David Bacon’s Illegal People. Hallock said eBooks should account for about 4 percent of total Beacon sales this year. On individual new titles eBooks have been as much as 30 percent of sales.
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