Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Open Road Announces E-riginals Debut List

Jane Friedman has some great things happening. PW: "Jonathon King is moving his Max Freeman mystery series to Open Road, releasing Midnight Guardians as an e-book October 14, although it is up at Amazon for $9.99. Open Road will also release King’s earlier Freeman titles as e-books plus two standalone novels. Another previously published author, Alan Dean Foster, is releasing his travel memoir, Predators I Have Known as an E-riginal in January. Foster has written over 100 books. Home in the Morning is a first novel by Mary Glickman set for November, while veteran entertainment journalist Jo Piazza’s look at the business of being famous, Celebrity, will go on sale in February. Open Road has worldwide electronic and physical rights to each title, and marketing efforts will include producing videos that will be distributed through the company’s digital marketing platform. Trade paperbacks will be sold only through online retailers. Jeffrey Sharp, president and cofounder of Open Road, will work with each author on the exploitation of additional media rights for their books. Authors receive a 50/50 split on e-book sales."