Condé Nast and Random House, Inc. have partnered to bring 75 Random House digital cookbooks to Condé Nast's cooking site, Epicurious, according to paidContent. In the future, Epicurious reportedly plans to team up with other publishers to expand its offering.
The digital cookbooks range in price from $10.99 to $24.99. Epicurious users can import these cookbooks into their digital "recipe boxes." However, users can only access cookbooks they buy from the Epicurious website or through the mobile app. The basic version of the Epicurious app is free, but users who want to access their saved recipe box recipes from their mobile devices have to pay $1.99 to add the "Recipe Box Sync" feature.
Random House already sells all of the titles included in the Epicurious partnership as standalone ebooks. Starting tomorrow, Dec. 21, Epicurious users will be able to gift e-cookbooks to each other.