Pearson the company that owns Penguin will soon start releasing e-book versions of all Penguin, Dorling Kindersley and Travel titles. The e-books will be available from September of this year and will also include Penguin’s back catalogue of over 5,000 titles. The electronic books will cost the same of the printed equivalent which I think is a mistake. Personally I prefer to have a printed copy of a book that I can carry around in my bag to read on the train of when I get a spare five minutes. Probably the only thing that would entice me to purchase an electronic version would be if it cost significantly less than the printed copy, and even then I would probably stick with a real book. Still, it’s a good idea and I can see it would appeal to a lot of people, but not me.