Times Online is reporting that the new Iain M. Banks novel, Transition, is being serialized for free on iTunes as an abridged audio book:
Iain Banks’s latest novel, Transition, is to become the first newly published book to be serialised internationally on iTunes.
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group has agreed a deal with Apple to make an abridged audio version of the novel available as a free podcast.
The first podcast will go live on September 3 when the novel is published. A further 22 episodes, each 15 minutes long, will be released on iTunes in Britain and America every Thursday and Saturday for 12 weeks.
[via Locus Online]