Angry Robot Celebrates Independent Booksellers’ Week
|Introducing: Angry Robot Clonefiles
As part of Independent Booksellers’ Week, award-winning SF & fantasy publisher Angry Robot have announced they are going to start giving away the digital version of each of their novels free with the physical paperback, in selected indie bookstores.
The Angry Robot Clonefiles, as they are whimsically calling them, will first be trialled with Mostly Books of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, starting Wednesday July 4th. Angry Robot will then be rolling out the scheme through other independent bookshops. Customers purchasing an Angry Robot novel will be emailed the digital version of the book in the format of their choice.
The Clonefiles programme was set up by Angry Robot’s UK Sales Manager Roland Briscoe and Mark Thornton of Mostly Books.
Independent bookshops wanting to join the Clonefiles promotion can contact Roland Briscoe at email@example.com.
Angry Robot’s UK Sales Manager Roland Briscoe said: “The Clonefiles programme grew out of a conversation with Mark at Mostly Books about how Indie bookstores could better serve both print book and ebook customers. At Angry Robot we sometimes feel our customers are having to choose between a physical book and an e-format, when what probably suits them best is to have both in the same package. We’ve always been champions of DRM-free ebook publishing and we’re eager to experiment with new business and distribution models. This is a natural extension of our customer-first ethos and a great way for Angry Robot to show our support for theUK’s fantastic independent bookshop scene.”
Mark Thornton of Mostly Books added: “As an indie bookshop, we offer a great browsing experience and discoverability and it is difficult to see really innovative ways that we can offer our customers a really valuable service with ebooks. But this is a bold and brilliant idea we think our customers will get excited about. It really offers an imaginative solution that plays to all our strengths.”
Angry Robot is a genre publisher that brings readers the best in new SF, F and WTF?! All titles are released as paperbacks and major ebook formats. Distribution is through Random House (North America) and GBS (UK). Angry Robot Ltd is part of Osprey Group.
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