Pan Macmillan launches new ebook bundles and second round of digital-only Short Reads featuring Peter James and Emma Donoghue

Pan Macmillan today published its first ebook bundles (collections of 2 or 3 titles in a single ebook) and a second collection of ebook Short Reads for 2011’s digital Christmas.

The ebook bundles will sell from between £13.99 and £15.99 and include books by bestselling writers Ken Follett, Jon Ronson, Sue Grafton and Andrew Marr. Ken Follett’s Thundering Good Thrillers feature three classic spy thrillers from the master stortyteller, Eye of the Needle, Jackdaws and Hornet Flight.

A History of 20th Century Britain bundles together for the first time Andrew Marr’s two bestselling volumes, A History of Modern Britain and The Making of Modern Britain.

Jon Ronson’s Adventures with Extraordinary People includes The Pyschopath Test, published earlier this year.

Sue Grafton's new novel, V Is For Vengeance, has also been published early in ebook to meet the demand over Christmas, with the hardback out in January.

The full list is of ebook bundles is:

Andrew Marr A History of 20th Century Britain A History of Modern Britain, The Making of Modern Britain
Jon Ronson Jon Ronson's Adventures With Extraordinary People Them: Adventures with Extremists, Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test
Ken Follett Ken Follett's Thundering Good Thrillers Eye of the Needle, Hornet Flight, Jackdaws
Sue Grafton Kinsey Millhone: First Three Novels A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar, C is for Corpse
Alyson Noel The Immortals 1–3 Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland
Andrea Camilleri The Montalbano Mysteries: Three crime novels of Sicily The Shape of Water, The Terracotta Dog, The Snack Thief

Short Reads, which were first launched for Christmas 2010, are designed to be eye-catching titles at a low price that enable new ebook device owners to sample some of the best Pan Mac writers when they are hunting around for something to read on Boxing Day.

The 2011 list, with each ebook retailing at 99p, comprises three new titles from three bestselling Pan Macmillan writers - Christmas is for the Kids by Peter James (who has already had huge success with The Perfect Murder ebook, which was in the Top 10 chart in iBooks for much of 2010 and has been in the Top 100 consistently since), Three and a Half Deaths by Emma Donoghue and Bedlam by Andrew Lane. Also now available as Short Reads are Minette Walters’ Chickenfeed, Neal Asher’s Snow in the Desert and Water from the Sun and Discovering Japan by Bret Easton Ellis.

James Long, Pan Macmillan’s Editorial Director, Digital, says,

“We're delighted with our line- up of digital-first products for the big Christmas ebook rush - they look great and offer something exciting and good value to everyone who is looking for something to read on their new device. We are committed to finding the best way to package ebooks both for readers new to ebooks, with our Short Reads, and for dedicated ebook readers, with our bundles.”