In May 2010, Open Road published its first ebook from its first author, William Styron. Today, we publish and copublish just over four thousand ebooks from more than five hundred authors.In just three short years, we have launched our marketing platform and grown our catalog. We began as an epublisher of literary fiction from authors such as Pat Conroy, Alice Walker, Iris Murdoch, Michael Chabon, and James Jones. From that strong foundation, we have expanded to verticals and genres and are now the digital home of a number of titles from a wide variety of writers.
Former HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman, cofounder and CEO of Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, was named to Fortune Magazine’s 2011 Ten Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs list. Fortune called Friedman and the other entrepreneurs “extraordinary innovators, game-changers and groundbreakers.”