Perseus plans tech push for small presses

<p>Hundreds of small, independent publishers will have easier access to digital book technology under a new service offered by Perseus Books Group, reports the New York Time. The initiative is the result of agreements between Perseus and more than a half-dozen technology companies.<br /><br />The new service, called Constellation, will allow independent publishers to make use of electronic readers, digital book search, print-on-demand and other digital formats at rates negotiated by Perseus on their behalf. Unlike large publishers, small ones typically lack the resources to use digital technology and as a result often bypass it altogether.<br /><br /><br /></p>