The Washington Post is joining a growing list of companies that are trying their hands at the e-book business despite not traditionally being book publishers.
The newspaper companies will launch a line of e-books this September with New York-based publisher Diversion Books, according to Publishers Lunch. The books will re-purpose content from Washington Post archives as well as introduce new content. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Watergate, the first e-book will be The Original Watergate Stories and will include a new introduction by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, reports Publishers Lunch.
Prior to the post, the Chronicle of Higher Education is the latest media company to announce an e-book program despite not traditionally being a book publisher. It follows Vanity Fair, NBC and Hearst, just to name a few.