Faber Finds branches into e-books for anniversary

<p>Faber Finds is launching 20 e-books taken from its existing print-on-demand list as part of a celebration of the initiative&#39;s first anniversary. It is the first time Faber Finds titles have been made available digitally: the list, which now comprises 450 titles, aims to bring forgotten books back into print. </p><p>Two titles by H G Wells - <em>The Wheels of Chance</em> and <em>The Food of the Gods</em> &ndash; are included in the line up, as is A<em>fter My Fashion</em> by John Cowper Powys and three Brian Aldiss books. Other authors include Angus Wilson, Roy Horniman, Lionel Davidson and Adrian Bell. </p><p>Faber&rsquo;s print on demand-only list was launched in June 2008, with the aim of using high quality p.o.d production, with a special cover design and a new typeface &quot;to restore a wealth of lost classics to print&quot;. The list now comprises 450 titles, of which at least one copy has been sold each, and rights have been secured to publish a further 550 by the end of this year. The bestselling title, <em>Kolymsky Heights</em> by Lionel Davidson, has sold 600 copies so far.</p><p>Stephen Page, chief executive and publisher of Faber, said: &quot;When we set out to create Faber Finds we had to rethink many principles in publishing. It&rsquo;s been so thrilling to see it work so well and to have created so much good publishing in only our first year.&quot; He added: &quot;Developing the list over the coming years is going to be a central part of Faber&rsquo;s identity and business, and we expect to innovate further as our step into ebooks demonstrates.&quot;</p><p>Authors, including P D James, Wendy Cope, David Mitchell and Julian Barnes, have been consulted over the process, and readers are invited to suggest titles or authors for inclusion on the list. </p>