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Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Penguin Books South Africa has announced the completion of the first phase of their e-book roll out in which most of their titles have been made available as e-books. Going forward they will release new titles in e-book format at the same time as their release in printed form.

The bulk of the backlist, counting almost 200 titles, have now been published as e-books and, together with the new titles, are for sale through all major vendors inside and outside of South Africa, depending on which territorial rights Penguin SA hold for each title.

While the first phase included only text-based books, such illustrated books as allow for suitable conversion for tablets, will be published as e-books during the next phase.

“This is a significant stride forward for Penguin and the authors we publish in South Africa. In the greater world of books there is a growing consensus that the future of books will be a creative coexistence of printed and digital books, and the prospect of seeing our titles in digital format reach across the globe is the source of great excitement for us,” says Frederik de Jager, Publisher for Penguin Books SA.

For more information contact Frederik de Jager, Publisher for Penguin Books SA, on +2711 327 3550 or email