Digital Publishing May Get Easier For Indies

Perseus Books Group is the latest to claim a better mousetrap when it comes to digital publishing for indie publishers, according to the NYT: Constellation, slated to launch Thursday, includes partnerships with Google (NSDQ: GOOG) (Google Book Search), Sony (NYSE: SNE) (Sony Reader), Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (See Inside web feature), and Lightning Source (print on demand). Publishers will be able to upload one digital book file to the new service and opt for various services. Perseus, itself among the largest of the indies, sees this as a chance to get more books into digital print.

As Perseus CEO David Steinberger told the NYT, it’s all about distribution: “Distribution means getting our publishers