James Frey has never lacked for controversy. The Oprah-disgraced-turned-Oprah-redeemed novelist has walked a unique literary path. His newest venture, Full Fathom Five, is described as a 'transmedia' company, though it's unclear that anyone knows what that means. Full Fathom Five (FFF) made a splash with The Lorien Legacies, a young adult series published by Harper Collins. The first book, I Am Number Four, was made into a film. Since, FFF has packaged mostly young adult titles, and Frey has hit pay dirt once more with Endgame,
James Frey's publishing house Full Fathom Five, which has already made it to New York Times bestseller lists with I Am Number Four (also a major motion picture) and Dorothy Must Die, is launching a digital imprint with plans to release a new e-book every week, for a total of 13 books this year alone, Mashable can exclusively report.
FFF Digital begins life with Amanda Black's The Apartment, the first of many genre e-books that the new imprint believes wouldn't fit into a traditional publishing model but would resonate with digital-savvy modern readers.
The preliminary program and speaker roster for the upcoming IDPF conference at BEA is now available at idpf.org/db14/. IDPF Digital Book 2014, the professional digital conference at Book Expo America, is May 28-29, 2014 at the Javits Center in New York City.
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On Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey announced on her TV show that Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road,” published in 2006 by the Knopf Group of Random House Inc., is her second book club pick of the year and just her third overall selection since September 2005 and the controversial “A Million Little Pieces” by James Frey. Oprah’s Book Club was established in September 1996, and since then, her selections have pulled some obscure works onto best-seller lists. However McCarthy’s book is a relatively safe bet for Oprah, already receiving much national acclaim. “The Road” is on the USA Today Bestseller List, a National Book Critic’s
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