RH partners with Sony on limited edition Patterson e-reader

<p>Random House has become the second publisher to partner with Sony to create an exclusive limited edition model of the Reader Pocket Edition, this time for James Patterson fans.<br /><br />Sony last week announced that it had teamed <a href="../news/102974-mb-teams-up-with-sony-on-e-reader.html" target="_blank">up with Mills &amp; Boon to produce an exclusive rose pink reader</a>. Random House&#39;s e-reader will have a midnight blue finish and includes a case embossed with the Alex Cross logo.<br /><br />The James Patterson e-reader will be available from Sony Centres, Waterstone&rsquo;s and sony.co.uk from 30th November 2009. The reader will feature the <em>Cross Country</em> e-book, as well as selected excerpts from two James Patterson books and a letter from the author. The e-reader will also allow customers to download Patterson&#39;s new novel <em>Worst Case </em>from Christmas Day despite the book not being on general sale until 21st January.<br /><br />Jonathan Davis, digital publisher at Random House said: &quot;The bundle of a limited edition device plus exclusive content make for a distinctive and ideal Christmas gift for book lovers in the UK.&quot;<br /><br />Simon Burke, Waterstone&#39;s fiction buying manager, added: &quot;James Patterson is one of our all time bestselling writers. He is incomparably prolific and every book he writes is a guaranteed bestseller in whatever genre he chooses. An Alex Cross-branded Reader is a brilliant idea, and hopefully the first of many such collaborations between great authors and this exciting new way of reading books.&quot;</p>