Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Random House & John Grisham close to E-Book deal w/ Amazon
One of the most succesful authors of the past two decades, John Grisham is working with Random House to finalize a deal with Amazon that would release 22 of his titles in ebook format, just in time for the Kindle 2. Grisham , New York Times bestelling author without ebooks available for purchase.
David Gernert, Grisham's agent, told the Wall Street Journal::
There was a period when John and I felt it was a good idea to watch the world of e-books evolve before diving in. Now that it's a more mature marketplace, he will be available very soon in all digital formats.
E-Book sales could prove to be the path to recoveryfor Random House after Irwyn Applebaum left back in Dec. In my post:Digital Age Hurts Random House, Simon and Schuster. I wrote:
These unfavorable conditions should pressure publishers consider a significant shift to alternate forms of media, especially digital publishing via audiobooks and software similar to the Stanza application for iPhone.
By Matt O'Hern at 10:25 AM | Comments (0)