A book publisher in Canada says its plans to launch ebooks with no physical copies of books are not in the works.
“The publishing industry is trying to do what is right and fair by the book, and if it can’t deliver the books, it’s not going to get any books,” said Biblioteca Elettronica, the company that will publish books with no paper copies.
“We’re in the process of doing this with ebooks.”
ElettronICA is aiming to launch three books in Canada with a digital version by next fall.
“I have been thinking for a while that it’s the right thing to do,” said co-founder and chief executive officer Mark DeRosa.
“I think that’s what we have to do to keep books alive.”
The publisher is aiming for a digital book that is printed on a Kindle reader, which costs about $15 and is the most affordable option.
Elettrons is not a big publisher and says it is focused on the e-book market.
DeRoso said he wants to see “more ebooks, but smaller and simpler.”
DeRosa said he expects to sell at least one book a month.
He said he has not yet decided whether to sell more books than he sells a month, although he is confident the company can make the numbers work.
“There’s no question that this is a viable business,” he said.
“It’s not a great one.”
Bibliotecas e-books will come in four formats: ePub, PDF, MOBI, and Kindle.
Elettrons said it plans to include a digital edition of the book in the price range of $20-$30.
The book will include a book cover and a photo book.ELETRONICA will also be publishing a book on the history of e-readers and its impact on the book industry.
DeSouza said he plans to publish the book on his website.
“If we can create something that people will actually want to buy and buy a lot of books, then we’ll be in business,” DeSauza said.
Eletronica has plans to sell books in two formats: digital and print.
The digital edition will be sold in Canada and the print edition will come out in the U.S.
A digital edition is a new type of book that you can read on a computer or tablet, with no cover, no spine, and no binding.
It is priced $15-$20.
“What’s different about this is that it will be free,” DeRossas said.
“It will be for everyone.”
DeSauze said he is looking for a distributor for the book.
The company plans to have a booth at the Canadian Book Awards in February.
“That’s where you can get a copy of the books for free and we’ll see how the reception is, if it’s good,” he added.
DeSouze said that the idea of a free book is new to him.
He is not the first person to launch an e-reader book, although the concept of an ebook has been around for a long time.
DeRossa said he knows there are people who would prefer to own books in print than read them online, but that he doesn’t feel that is the best option.
“As an author and as an artist, I am passionate about books,” De Rosa said.
“I’m not a digital reader, but I am a book lover and I’m also a reader.”
He said the idea that an ebook is a digital copy of a book is a myth.
“We will never take a digital file from you, you will never have access to a digital image,” he explained.
“The digital image will never be there.”
De Rosa has a history of publishing books on e-reading devices.
He has been writing novels on the Kindle for several years, as well as the short story collection The Laundry, published in 2009.
“This is going to be a book that people can read,” he predicted.
De Rossa added that he is willing to accept feedback from his readers.
“Whether it’s positive or negative, I think it’s important to listen to people, because they’re the reason we are doing this.
It’s important for them to understand why they want to read this book, what they want and don’t want, so that they can make a decision,” he clarified.