Company spotlight: Ether Books

Company spotlight: Ether Books

Maureen Scott talks about the long game for a mobile e-book start-up 

Sometimes it is not such a good thing to be ahead of your time. Attendees of the London Book Fair in 2010 could not fail to notice the splashy launch of Ether Books. The dedicated mobile digital reading platform was then  short story only, and its initial list included bespoke content from heavy-hitters such as Hilary Mantel, Lionel Shriver and Maggie O’Farrell. 

Co-founder and c.e.o. Maureen Scott was making the rounds at LBF 2010, speaking at seminars, she admits now, to somewhat bemused audiences. She says: “I think ...

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