Hachette Launches ePUB Program

By March 2013, all eBooks published by Hachette will be ePUB. Hachette Digital announced its commitment to ePUB today reporting that Hachette Book Group is releasing 16 titles in ePUB3 from November through March.

“HBG’s goal is to get our authors’ works out to consumers as broadly as possible, with the most engaging experience for readers regardless of device or platform, along with high quality aesthetics and entertainment,” explained Ken Michaels, Hachette Book Group’s president/COO, in a statement. “To do this in a world of rapid technological change, the industry needs standards like EPUB3 that enable a wider range of publishing creativity in handling complex layouts, rich media and interactivity capabilities.”

Titles that will get the ePUB treatment first include: Po Bronson’s Nurtureshock; Elton John’s Love is the Cure William Poundstone’s Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?; Jackie Warner’s This Is Why You’re Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever) and The DASH Diet Action Plan; Rocco DeSpirito’s Now Eat This! 100 Quick Calorie Cuts at Home; and Making Babies by Sami David MD and Jill Blakeway, among others.