Osprey Publishing releases iPhone books to the Apple Store

Osprey Publishing has announced the first of their digital releases for the iPhone/iPod touch.

From their announcement:

Osprey Publishing, the military book publisher, today announced that five of its military history books are now available for the first time as ‘freemium’ apps via the Apple e-commerce store.

The apps were developed by Exact Editions, the London-based digital publishing company, who work with magazine, newspaper and book publishers to market and sell online and app versions of their titles.

Philippi, Iwo Jima, Warsaw, First Crusade and Fredericksburg apps can be downloaded for free with the opportunity to upgrade to the full version at £4.99 per book through ‘in-app purchasing’. Exact Editions are excited to be one of the leading forerunners of the ‘freemium’ model in book publishing, allowing users to get a feel for the app before paying for it. The apps also feature pageflow for browsing, full search and can be synced to an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch device for offline reading.