Posts Tagged ‘e-book’

The Knight Agency has started up a very exciting program to facilitate e-book publication for those of our authors who want to take advantage.  To be clear, we’re NOT becoming a digital publisher.  We’re not taking a publisher’s cut or submissions or doing anything but working collaboratively with our authors who want to take advantage of the program.  We’re doing all the legwork in getting books scanned, putting together a database of copyeditors and arranging for cover art, ISBNs, new cover copy, etc., much of it at the agency’s expense and for only the agency’s regular commission.  And ONLY for our authors.

We are NOT giving up on traditional publishing.  Rather, this program is for backlist which is no longer available or had never been digitized to begin with or for projects that have not found a home with publishing houses but which the authors and agents agree should absolutely be in the hands of readers who will adore them as much as we do.  We’re not telling anyone they have to go through us.  Rather, we’re providing a whole lot of really exciting incentives, like marketing and promotion.

Our first titles will launch in September*.  We’ve got an incredible line-up, with backlist from bestsellers like Stephanie Rowe, Rachel Caine, writing as Roxanne Conrad*, Cecil Murphy, Susan Sizemore, Christie Golden and others.  You’ll definitely be hearing more about this as the launch approaches. (*New note 9/21/11: the launch has been pushed back to mid-October and Roxanne Conrad’s works will be in the third wave of titles, coming out in 2012, rather than the first to allow more time for covers and other logistics.)