WHSmith.co.uk is partnering with Microsoft to introduce e-books in
the Microsoft Reader format to UK consumers. The site will open an
online e-bookstore late in the summer.
Titles for sale will include popular books from Hodder Headline
publishing, whose authors include Stephen King and Rosamunde Pilcher,
and reference titles from Helicon.
Microsoft will deliver a WHSmith.co.uk version of Reader for free
'Microsoft wants to promote its Reader software through a credible
bookseller, and we're both looking to get in the market and learn
crucial lessons,' said Kate Kennedy, joint managing director of