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John Grisham to finally allow e-books

updated 07:55 pm EDT, Tue March 16, 2010

John Grisham flips stance on e-books

Starting Tuesday, famous novelist John Grisham's works will be available in e-book format, according to a Tuesday release from the author. Grisham's publisher, Random House, will make all 23 of his novels available through e-book retailers. Hehas previously been reluctant to allow digitizing his work, as he believed e-books would hurt traditional book sales and make it harder for new writers to be successful.

Details of the deal between Grisham, Random House and e-book publishers have not been disclosed, but the deal is being called a "watershed deal" by a Random House spokesperson. Arguments between authors and publishers over royalties have been frequent around e-books. At the same time, e-book retailers and publishers have often conflicted over how to split profits from their sales.

The Sony Reader Store, Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon.com are already carrying Grisham's e-books, with The Associate and Ford County priced at $10; his older works cost $8. iPad versions are very likely but haven't been confirmed by either Apple or Random House.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. Madison

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Funny how money does that.

    Once the "watershed deal" is put in front of John Grisham, apparently all of those struggling writers just aren't so important anymore. Besides, his books have been getting worse and worse lately, he probably figured he could use the extra revenue stream from e-books.

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