Anthony Haynes writes: Until recently there have been two main ways for book publishers to make texts available to readers, namely:
1. as printed books;
2. as e-books for readers to download to a device (such as a Sony Reader).
Now bookstreaming offers a third option, by which books are stored online on ‘the cloud’, so that readers can read books online – on laptops, phones, or tablets – without needing to download them. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve signed an agreement with Bestsharer to ‘bookstream’ our books by, using their innovative 24symbols service.
The full text of our announcement runs as follows:
The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd to publish by bookstreaming with 24symbols
The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd (“P&H”) is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement with Bestsharer SL to publish books by means of bookstreaming. The arrangement will make P&H’s titles available to readers through Bestsharer’s 24symbols bookstreaming service.
24symbols is a platform for reading digital books on the internet through a subscription service. Books are stored on the cloud: readers can read books online – on laptops, phones, or tablets – without needing to download them.
The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd owns two imprints – (1) Creative Writing Studies (http://creativewritingstudies.wordpress.com), publishing books teachers, students, and scholars of creative writing, and (2) The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd, publishing books on higher education and also Alan Haselhurst’s ‘Outcasts’ series of cricket fiction. The agreement includes publications from both imprints.
P&H director Anthony Haynes commented “24symbols is an innovative service (called ‘Spotify for Books’ by The Wall Street Journal). Using this service, which complements our conventional e-book and print publishing, supports our aim to make our publications readily available to readers across the world”.
Justo Hidalgo, co-founder of 24symbols, commented, “Our agreement with Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd will permit us to upload very interesting education content to 24symbols. This kind of content perfectly fits with subscription models like ours and we are excited to improve the catalog offered to our readers.”
For further information
The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd: www.professionalandhigher.com
Anthony Haynes: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. UK (0)1638 663456.
Bestsharer (24symbols): http://www.24symbols.com
Justo Hidalgo: email@example.com