Sphere have announced the launch of a major new digital initiative, The Crime Vault, a platform for crime, thriller, and mystery e-books. The Crime Vault will be unique in its focus on both backlist and frontlist titles previously unavailable in the UK, as well as frontlist bestsellers and backlist titles from across Little, Brown Book Group. Titles acquired specially for The Crime Vault will be priced £2.99.
Backed by dedicated enewsletters and social-media marketing, www.thecrimevault.com will launch on 1 December 2012 with hundreds of titles, including new books from Charles Finch, Jennifer Hillier, Edgar nominee Bryan Gruley, Tom Clancy co-writer Mark Greaney, and international bestseller Sara Blaedel, alongside newly digitized decades-old backlist classics and leading frontlist digital bestsellers. New titles will be acquired and added monthly, and the most successful titles will move into print after their initial digital publication.
Sphere publisher Daniel Mallory said: ‘As the UK’s leading crime and thriller publisher, we’re excited to position The Crime Vault as the leading online destination for crime e.books and as the Internet’s most dynamic community for crime fans. No other digital venture in publishing offers this range and mix of genre content.’