Another Publisher Launches E-Book Subscription-Like Site

CORRECTION: The original post said that the fee for the service was $9.99 a month. It is really $9.99 for six months, as stated below. It was also stated that readers could borrow one book a month for the fee when, in reality, they download and own each book.

Sourcebooks has launched an e-book subscription site for romance readers called Discover a New Love. For $9.99 for the first six months, readers can download and own one romance book each month from a limited selection. Membership also offers other benefits. The Wall Street Journal has the story (Publisher Romances the Web):

In a move that further thins the line between book publishing and book retailing, Sourcebooks Inc., a leading independent publisher, is launching an online bookstore this week focused on its romance titles.

The publisher, based in Naperville, Ill, will offer a curated selection of its digital romance novels for a monthly fee at discoveranewlove.com. A kind of online readers club, members will be able to access some of Sourcebooks’ most popular romance writers, including Grace Burrowes and Catherine Mann.

Read more at the Wall Street Journal.

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