The first two GigaOM ebooks are now availableCredit: by kodomut on Flickr. Some rights reserved
In an announcement on GigaOM founding vice president of research Michael Wolf said the new platform will feature works by "our own team of writers as well as other great voices we’ve discovered".
"We'll also publish some of our most popular reports from GigaOM Pro, allowing, for the first time, access in ebook format to great research on Kindle, Nook and iPad."
According to the GigaOM Books website it will publish ebooks "about the people, technologies and trends shaping the evolution of the technology and media".
Although the book content is largely original works, there may be titles which expand on stories reported on GigaOM.
Wolf explains that the business was pursued having "followed the tectonic shifts happening in book publishing".
He added: "As we’ve watched old publishers evolve and entirely new types of publishers rise up, we’ve never lost sight of the fact that we, too, are a digital publisher.
"Whether it’s the daily analysis of tech on the GigaOM Network or our deep dive analysis on GigaOM Pro, our fast-growing paid research business, we’ve discovered our own community of five million or so is made up of readers with a broad array of interests, all who consume information in a number of different ways. And increasingly, one of those ways is in digital book format."
One of the first two books available from GigaOM include Cut the Cord: All You Need to Know to Drop Cable, by Janko Roettgers, which is available for $7.99.
Earlier this year GigaOM acquired digital business news site PaidContent and its sister sites from Guardian News and Media for an undisclosed sum.
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