A book that’s hard to find in the US, or a book that has a lot of online buzz?
That’s how it felt to browse through the best of Skyhorse Publishing’s new Kindle editions.
The new books range from a selection of titles from a handful of independent publishers, including indie classic series to new imprints like indie books, to classic novels and literary classics.
For instance, the company’s new collection of classic short stories includes a selection from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, including the classic stories The Black-Haired Lady and A Day in the Life of John D. Rockefeller.
The company has also announced new imprint offerings, including literary and nonfiction.
We spoke with Skyhorse’s vice president of sales and marketing for digital, Jennifer G. Lee, about how the Kindle editions differ from the regular print editions, what the imprints are, and the publishing strategy that went into creating them.
[Update: This interview has been edited to clarify that Skyhorse is an imprint of Ingram.]
How many titles are in the new Kindle edition?
[The Kindle edition has a total of 671 titles, of which 497 are new, and 13 books are new in the original Kindle edition.]
The Kindle editions come with a number of benefits, including a personalized reading experience.
You can browse through your library, discover new books by author, or browse a selection with your Kindle, then click on the title to get access to that book.
[The original Kindle Edition has been available for some time, and it’s available on the company website, Kindle Unlimited, as a single-volume download.]
In addition, Skyhorse offers its Kindle versions as Kindle versions in the Kindle Store.
[Skyhorse has also released Kindle Unlimited editions for the iPad and the iPhone.]
You can also read on a Kindle by simply swiping your thumb across the book’s title bar.
[You can also access your library through the Kindle app, Kindle Reader, or the Kindle Mobile app.]
How is the new print edition different from the Kindle edition in terms of content?
[Skyhound has a number that’s different from its print editions in a number different ways.
The Kindle editions include more books from independent publishers and publishers with larger imprints.
Skyhorse has expanded its offerings, and added some new imprinting partners to its imprints to make it easier for publishers to access their imprints on the Kindle platform.
For example, Skyhound has expanded to include the literary imprints of HarperCollins, Random House, and Penguin, and has added two imprints that are known for their independent publishing: the New York Public Library and the Public Library of Philadelphia.]
What are the imprint sizes for these books?
[Publishers are able to purchase a number more books on the new version of the Kindle, from 50 to 200 titles.
The number of titles in each edition depends on the number of imprints and publishers.]
For example: Publishers can buy a single Kindle edition with 25 books.
If the number is greater than 250, publishers are able get more books for less money.
[In the Kindle version, publishers can buy three or four books from each imprint, up to 100 titles, for $4.99 a book, for a total price of $6.99.]
What is the publishing philosophy behind the Kindle titles?
[When you buy the Kindle versions, you’re paying for access to a curated selection of authors.
Authors can choose to buy a new Kindle Edition to read, read more, or simply use the same collection of titles they read in the print edition.
The imprints have the option of choosing their own imprint, and are able, if they choose to do so, to customize the titles they put in the digital version.]
You’re also paying for the opportunity to read the same authors over and over again, and have the same book cover and title for the next 30 years.
We have a publishing philosophy where we think that when people buy books, they want to see their books as the best they can be, and we want to support that, and make sure that when we sell books to consumers, we can still deliver the best book possible to the people who love books, and that’s what we’re doing with these Kindle editions, and what we’ve done with our books from other imprints, which are more specialized, with their own titles.
How are the new editions different from their print editions?
[In addition to the Kindle Edition, the new books also include new print editions of popular classic titles, like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Black Cat, and The Golden Compass.
For a complete list of Kindle editions and book covers, click here.]
The new editions come in multiple sizes, from 6 to 500 pages, and they are available in multiple editions: paperback, audiobook, and eBook.
We’re also releasing Kindle editions of books by other imprint companies, including Penguin, Random, and