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Richmond, VA (PRWEB) March 18, 2009
An industry first, Diesel eBooks (http://www.diesel-ebooks.com) is offering over 400 exclusive cyber ebook bundles. Cyber bundle technology essentially "shrink wraps" up to six digital ebook files by series, theme, characters, time period or author resulting in enhanced customer convenience and cost-savings. The "Oversexed Vampire Bundle" - three vampire romance ebooks from HarperCollins, Harlequin Silhouette and Samhain Publishing is just one example (http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/cgi-bin/category/FIC027001/Romance-ebooks.html).
"Diesel has done a great job of responding to the romance community," said Aideen O'Leary-Chung, Manager of Digital Commerce for Harlequin Enterprises, Toronto. "The creation of bundles that cross imprints, or collect fan favorites, is a real innovation for the publishing industry, one that has been made possible by ebooks. Letting romance readers into the mix to create custom bundles is a logical step for e-commerce." L. Scott Redford, Diesel eBooks president, states, "We saw the popularity of the Harlequin Romance production bundles and wanted to extend that capability across our entire inventory." Adds Jane Litte at the popular Romance review site Dear Author (http://www.dearauthor.com), "ebook buyers are voracious readers. As a result, cost and convenience are critical features. I love the idea of bundles and so do many readers, allowing us to sample authors and build our libraries at a lower cost."
Customers are also invited via the website to submit ideas for creating future bundles. Already some of the top selling bundles were from ideas submitted by customers. Publishers currently offer retailers production bundles (a single book created to contain several books), but these are limited to titles from that publisher.
A world famous ebook store with over 60,000 customers and 500,000 ebooks downloaded, Diesel eBooks is the largest independent online retailer of eBooks. Offering science fiction, fantasy, computer, programming and harlequin romance ebooks, Diesel eBooks features exclusive cyber bundles and an inventory organized by over 50 categories and 2,300 sub-categories for easy searching. Formats include Microsoft Reader, Mobipocket, Adobe and e-Reader as well as a free test download section for new customers.
Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, with titles issued worldwide in 29 languages and sold in 107 international markets. The company produces more than 120 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,200 authors from around the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). For more information please visit http://www.eHarlequin.com or press.eHarlequin.com.
Dear Author is a well known voice regarding ebook technology for romance readers and has been cited as a resource by readers to other readers on message boards such as Romantic Times. Harlequin called DearAuthor "one of the most respected romance sites in the blogosphere." Over thirty reviews a month are provided along with opinion articles, commentary and industry news.