Following Trend, Another Media Player Launches Book Imprint

Following in the footsteps of NBC Publishing, Forbes and other media companies, GigaOM is launching its own series of e-books, GigaOM Books.

The tech blog, which recently acquired paidContent, will start with two titles, Cut the Cord: All You Need to Know to Drop Cable, by Janko Roettgers for $4.99, and Connected Health: How Mobile Phones, Cloud and Big Data Will Reinvent Health Care, by Jody Ranck, DrPH for $7.99. The books are on sale at Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble.

The announcement was made on the GigaOM site by Michael Wolf, a vice president at the company, who will be overseeing the project.

Upcoming books will include a title by paidContent legal reporter Jeff Roberts’ on the Google Books settlement.

The company is using the Vook platform to create the books and is accepting unsolicited book proposals.

Read more at GigaOM.com.

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