Penguin Random House South Africa (PRHSA), the largest trade publisher in the country, has just launched a new eBook store for the South African market, focused on local titles. The eBook store, found at https://penguinbookssa.snapplify.com, offers the publisher’s full catalogue. Readers can choose from leading SA fiction, non-fiction, lifestyle and nature titles including: Low Carb is Lekker, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, Challenging Beliefs, Arctic Summer and Killing for Profit.
Mark Seabrook, digital director of PRHSA, said: “We believe there is an opportunity within the eBook retailer landscape to focus on local titles. The Snapplify technology gives us the ability to engage directly with readers, offering them ongoing value and a high quality digital reading experience across all platforms and devices.” The eBook store seamlessly integrates with a complete suite of eBook reader apps for mobile (iOS and Android), desktop (Mac and PC) and web. Purchases are automatically synced to your app library, and the reader app allows searching, notes, highlights and bookmarks. Reading progress is synced across devices, so readers can easily pick up where they left off.
"Snapplify is proud to be associated with Penguin Random House and their list of bestselling titles and authors. We look forward to our teams working together to innovate in the South African eBook market", said Wesley Lynch, CEO of Snapplify. The eBook store officially launches at the South African Book Fair taking place in Johannesburg from 31 July to 2 August. Customers who register at the PRH stand during the Book Fair will get a free eBook to get their digital library started.