Random House to publish James Bond eBooks

Ian Fleming’s original James Bond books are to be republished in paper and eBook formats this year after the author’s estate signed a new publishing deal the Random House.

The 10-year deal sees Random’s Vintage Publishing imprint take over publishing rights from Penguin in April and the books will be published this summer.

Vintage is a sister imprint of Jonathan Cape, the original publishers of Ian Fleming’s Bond stories.

Richard Cable, Managing Director of Vintage Publishing, said the imprint were “excited to welcome Ian Fleming’s books to the Vintage list for the first time and to reunite him with Jonathan Cape, the original publisher of his work.”

Cable added: “We are hugely looking forward to working with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd to relaunch the list in 2012, a year which marks the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film, Dr No, and sees a new 007 adventure hit the big screen.’

eBook editions of the Bond titles have previously been published by estate and sold via Waterstones and Amazon.

The new deal will bring the books to all major eBook stores.