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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Amazon acquires James Bond

Amazon acquires US rights to Fleming's James Bond thrillers

Amazon Publishing has bought a 10-year license for North American rights to the entire series of Ian Fleming's James Bond books in both print and e-book form. The deal was done with Fleming's family company Ian Fleming Publications Ltd via Jonny Geller, managing director at Curtis Brown.

All the Bond titles will be reissued by Amazon Publishing's Thomas & Mercer imprint from the summer.
Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, said: "We believe that Amazon Publishing has the ability to place the books back at the heart of the Bond brand, balancing traditional publishing routes with new technologies and new ways of reaching our readers."

Geller said the deal "heralds a new phase in Ian Fleming's publishing story".

Read the full story on The Bookseller

1 comment:

Rick Spilman said...

I can hear it now. Someone's gotta say, "Oh great! Now Amazon's got a license to kill."