Penguin Random House Puts Ebooks on Trains

Amtrak Acela Express ebooks Penguin Random HouseA new partnership brings a selection of more than twenty popular Penguin Random House ebooks to Amtrak’s Acela Express passengers.

The commercial rail operator rolls out a new digital content platform where travelers can read free excerpts of the publisher’s titles, then purchase any of them with the click of a “buy” button.

HarperCollins launched a similar program with JetBlue last year, bringing select ebooks to airline customers. And with all Big Five publishers joining Oyster’s new ebookstore last week, it’s clear their shared interest in carving out more distribution channels is as strong as ever.

Incidentally, the first batch of Penguin Random House titles to reach Acela riders includes The Girl on the Train, which has yet to pull into the station; the novel has spent ten weeks and counting atop the Ebook Best-Seller List.

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