The USA Today newsroom has produced its first ebook, USA Tomorrow, a compendium of expert predictions about what the future holds. The ebook is for sale for $1.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, the iBookstore and Kobo.
The content is based on a special section the newspaper launched in Sept. celebrating its 30th anniversary. Read more about the ebook itself here.
“We plan to do more,” said David Callaway, editor-in-chief of USA Today.
USA Today joins a long list of non-book-publishing media companies to get into the ebook business in 2012. Most recently, Harlequin and Cosmopolitan magazine inked a deal to publish several ebooks a month together. Newsweek/Daily Beast entered into a partnership with Vook to publish ebooks. Playboy launched a series of shorts for the Kindle, the Washington Post announced an e-book program, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, a trade publication focused on the higher education field, launched an e-book business. Other notable companies to jump into the space are magazine publishers Conde Nast and Hearst and NBC News, a division of NBC Universal. And the Wall Street Journal has recently rejuvenated its e-book program.