Monday, November 14, 2011
Samuel French Makes the Move Online
Following the trend the publishing industry seems to be in these days, Samuel French will be entering the digital publishing world. The play publisher, one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country (founded in 1830), is among the first play publishers to enter this market. According to Variety, Samuel French aims to have 300 plays up by the end of November and 1,000 by the end of the year. The plays will first be available on Apple's iBook app, with Kindle, Nook, and other platforms to follow, starting with plays by Charles Busch, Marsha Norman, Israel Horovitz, and Dale Wasserman. The program is set to roll out on Tuesday.