Wednesday, March 17, 2010

John Grisham Novels Enter Digital Age

NY Times:
John Grisham, the blockbuster writer of legal thrillers and until now a holdout against e-books, is entering the digital age.

In a statement on Tuesday, Random House, the worlds largest trade publisher, said it would release 23 of Mr. Grisham’s backlist titles, starting with “A Time to Kill” and including “Ford County,” the author’s most recent book, a collection of stories, as e-books.

Mr. Grisham is one of the country’s most popular writers. According to Random House, his books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

“This is one of our most exciting e-book initiatives to date,” Sonny Mehta, chairman and editor-in-chief of Knopf Doubleday, which releases Mr. Grisham’s books in hardcover, said in a statement, “and is certain to usher in a new generation of Grisham readers and e-book adopters.”

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