By Siobhan O’Leary
Despite the announcement in the US that Doubleday will release an e-book edition of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol simultaneously with their hardcover edition, Buchreport notes that Brown’s German publisher Lübbe has no plans to release an e-book version of the German translation. However, Lübbe Audio will be releasing an abridged audio edition for the same price as the print edition — 26 euros.
Though nothing has yet been announced, it is all but official that Club Bertelsmann is developing a new model which would allow non-members to buy their licensed editions in select Club Bertelsmann stores in Germany. A trial period is expected begin at the end of October and will be limited to three branches, says BuchMarkt. Non-members will only be able to purchase books for the full price of the original hardcover edition, while members get the reduced club member rate.