Vintage Books Acquires License to Publish Ian Fleming's Bond Backlist in Ebook Form

Posted on March 16, 2012

The Random House Group and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd announced that Vintage Publishing, a division of Random House, has acquired a ten-year license for Ian Fleming's entire James Bond backlist in print and ebook format, along with Fleming's two nonfiction titles. Vintage Books is the sister imprint of Jonathan Cape, the original publisher of Ian Fleming's Bond fiction.

Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, said in a statement, "We are delighted to be reuniting James Bond with his original publisher. This new deal, incorporating both print and ebook formats, represents a significant step-change for Ian Fleming and his work."

The deal between Vintage and Ian Fleming Publications does not include the rights to publish the Bond books in the U.S. and Canada. A report from Gigaom says a search is underway for a publisher to publish Ian Fleming's Bond titles in ebook form in the U.S.

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