Sunday, August 24, 2008
Before I post a reply on all the fascinating comments, emails, and calls to my query on our publishing direction, let me ask a related follow-up questions.
Are the military and general history readers interested in digital downloads, and if so, what types of books?
Are there particular titles or sections of titles suitable to download for a less expensive price?
For example, we have been asked many times to make available selections from Gottfried's Maps of Gettysburg as separate digital files. "I am really only interested in the Culp's Hill fighting," explained one customer recently. "Can I buy just that portion?" The same queries on Pickett's Charge, Day 1, Day 2, etc. have also been duly noted.
We are preparing to make many of our titles available through Amazon's Kindle reader, but pdf downloads on our website might also make sense.