The Huffington Post releases first e-book

The Huffington Post has turned digital publisher, releasing its first e-book, A People's History of the Great Recession by reporter Arthur Delaney, yesterday (7th September).

The title is available on the UK Kindle store priced £3.51, and available for $4.99 on the Kindle store, the Barnes & Noble site, Nook Bookstore, Kobo, and Apple iBookstore. It is also for sale on the German Kindle store.

The e-book is a compilation of Delaney's articles about the financial crisis, which have all previously run on the news and opinion site.

Media group president and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington said in a post on the site: "Arthur's book is a testament to the power of bearing witness".

An article on reports the Huffington Post will release its second e-book, original title How We Won: Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell by Aaron Belkin, on 20th September.

According to Paid Content, the Huffington Post is not paying advances to its authors, but they will receive a share of proceeds from book sales.

The Huffington Post spokesman Rhoades Alderson told Paid Content: "While we do plan on releasing more of them, we don't yet have a set schedule for new e-books. Our e-books are meant to delve more deeply into interesting and timely subjects. That, not format, will guide future publishing choices."

The article also reports that the Huffington Post is working with e-book distributor BookBrewer to release the works.