Mabrecon indie publishes own e-book

Mabrecon indie publishes own e-book

Bookseller Ron Johns, who runs publishing venture Mabrecon Books as well as owning shops in Falmouth, St Ives and Plymouth, has published his first e-book.

High Tide by Hugh Hastings (e-book £8, p/b £10.99) is a young adult spy thriller about a  former MI5 agent forced to look after two children.

Johns is selling the e-book though Apple and Amazon but said he was frustrated by the lack of a platform which benefits independent booksellers. "I know there is Hive but you make very little selling e-books through that platform," he said.

Hive's remuneration for booksellers is 5%. The BA is in discussion over proposals for an e-book platform for its members.