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Winston Churchill's forty volumes to be sold as ebooks for first time ever

London , Tue, 19 Jun 2012 ANI

London, June 19(ANI): Former England Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill's forty volumes would be sold as ebooks for the first time in the United Kingdom later this year.

One of Churchill's most famous books, 'A History of the English Speaking Peoples', will also be available to download.

American publishers RosettaBooks have signed the global licensing deal, which will see the statesman's work, sold in digital form around the world.

Churchill was both a writer and painter, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953, apart from being successful politician.

Volumes of his work in ebook form will cost between 5 pounds and 6 pounds each, and the first seven will go on sale via digital books stores on July 1.

It is thought the books will be available on all popular ereaders such as Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iPad.

"There are only two American figures who have done something comparable, Teddy Roosevelt who wrote 50 books and Richard Nixon who wrote around 10," The Telegraph quoted Arthur Klebanoff, RosettaBooks' chief executive, as saying.

"It's wildly unusual to have a world leader who is also a writer, especially when they were such an important figure for 60 years. And Churchill was an extraordinary writer. You could open one of his books at a random chapter and read it aloud and you'll find it's beautifully written," he added.

"He didn't just win the Nobel Prize for Literature, he won it for a good reason," he said. (ANI)


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