The eBook Store From Sony® Launches Short Story Program with Entire Collection of Philip K. Dick
Sony today launched eStories, its short stories initiative involving over 1,000 stories from America's leading authors, including all 120 stories by Philip K. Dick, whose stories and novels have inspired numerous Hollywood films including "Minority Report" and "Blade Runner".
eStories will be available at The eBook Store from Sony (http://ebookstore.sony.com/) and Borders®' Online eBook Store (http://ebooks.bordersstores.com/). Effective immediately, short stories are available from selected authors including Kevin J. Anderson, Lawrence Block, Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Ed Gorman, Joe Haldeman, Wendy Hornsby, Margo Lanagan, Tanith Lee, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, Susan Sizemore, R.L. Stine, Donald E. Westlake, and many others, with more authors being added every month. These stories can be purchased online and read on a PC or on Sony's Reader digital book.
Sony's access to America's leading authors is enabled through its association with Dr. Martin H. Greenberg, the founder and Chief Executive Partner of Tekno Books, a leader in the book packaging industry, with more than 2,000 books produced to date with more than 65 bestselling authors in all genres, including Tom Clancy, Dean Koontz, Nora Roberts, the late Isaac Asimov, and many more.
Dr. Greenberg is the recipient of the Milford Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction editing, The Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing, and the Bram Stoker Award for lifetime achievement in supernatural horror editing -- the only person in publishing history to have won all three of these honors. In conjunction with Sony, Dr. Greenberg and the team at Tekno Books will be working directly with authors to bring their short stories to Sony's eBook Store and to Sony's co-branded store with Borders.
"The short story has a long standing place in American literature, but over the last several decades, the economics of distribution made it difficult for authors to make their short stories available outside of anthologies and certain literary magazines," said Steve Haber, senior vice president of Sony Electronics' Digital Imaging and Audio Division. "The eBook format enables readers to instantly access an ever increasing selection of previously hard to find short stories to read on the Reader Digital Book from Sony, or their PC."
Individual short stories will be priced from $0.99-$1.99.
Authors interested in participating in this program with their previously published stories should contact Larry Segriff, Tekno Books' vice president and director of Digital Publishing, at email@example.com.
About the Reader
The Reader couples an innovative electronic paper display with simple on- screen controls and stylish design. The Reader, which weighs just nine ounces and is only half an inch thick, can hold about 160 averaged sized e-books. Easily held in one hand, the Reader has a rechargeable battery that can accommodate up to 7,500 page turns on a single charge. The Reader's high resolution electronic paper display delivers a realistic print look on an impressive six inch display that rivals traditional paper and results in crisp text and graphics that are easy to read even in bright sunlight.
SOURCE: Sony Corporation of America
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