Go Read This | Catherine Cookson’s estate set to infuriate publishing houses by releasing 100 cut-price e-books | Mail Online

As if we needed more evidence this week that the old model is under severe pressure from new and competing models, it crops up from an unexpected source:

She sold more than 100million books and was for years the most-borrowed author in British libraries.

Now, more than 12 years after her death, Catherine Cookson, the best-selling author of The Fifteen Streets and the Mallen trilogy, is embroiled in a literary bust-up.

Her estate, the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, is set to infuriate the print publishing industry by releasing 100 of her novels as cut-price electronic books.

via Catherine Cookson’s estate set to infuriate publishing houses by releasing 100 cut-price e-books | Mail Online.

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