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.
An Open Road/BookMovement survey of BookMovement’s 32,000 book clubs and their e-book reading habits revealed that book clubs are ahead of the e-book curve.
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.”
(Transcript of interview): When the popular World War II novel From Here to Eternity was first released in 1951, the subject of homosexuality in the military was taboo. The new version of the book, which comes out Tuesday, restores passages that were censored in the '50s. And it's being released neither in hardcover nor in paperback, but as an e-book by Open Road Media — a company that is banking its future on digital publishing.
The clauses have been cleared, the contract signed. "Catch-22" is an e-book. "Catch-22" first came out in 1961 and Simon & Schuster plans a special 50th anniversary edition in hardcover and paperback next year, featuring an introduction by Christopher Buckley and reprints of essays by Norman Mailer, Anthony Burgess and others.
(Press Release) New York, NY, November 16, 2010—Open Road Integrated Media announced that it is continuing its Pat Conroy ebook collection by digitally publishing his 1970 literary debut, The Boo, in North America.