Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Samuel French Launches Ebooks Today
Samuel French has begun offering plays digitally [formerly, the previous 2 words were a link to their e-bookstore, but as of Sept. 13, 2012 it seems they may have redesigned their site and not redirected the link; http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/ebooks.php is an error page] today. Currently only supporting Apple's iBookstore, they plan also to be available on the Kindle, Nook and other readers soon. Digital scripts could make iPads, iPhones and other readers more common on stage during rehearsal. Dramatists Play Service, Music Theatre International and other publishers have not announced similar plans, but some of Dramatists Play Service's plays may already be available through the fairly obscure Google eBook Store.
Update September 13, 2012: Samuel French has announced other small steps to sell play scripts digitally with a complex set up of middle-men brokering the transactions.
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