iPublish Announces its First e-Book List

Not to be overshadowed by Random House’s news that it will enter the e-Book fray, Time-Warner e-Book division iPublish announced its first list of e-Book titles. The list showcases new works by some of Time Warner’s most celebrated authors, including Nelson DeMille, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Nicholas Sparks and David Foster Wallace. The list, which is heavy on novella-length work and pre-publication editions of paperback releases, may be indicative of the new division’s future e-Book strategy. iPublish will begin to distribute the titles in September.
[Link updated April 2005]

King: Black in Black

Stephen King reports on his Web site [IA] that after a week of live downloads, his readers are on par to meet his new publishing model challenge. Of 152,132 downloads, 116,200, or 76.38 per cent of King’s readers have sent in their dollar to keep King working on, and uploading, The Plant. King reports that he is thus very close to covering the $124,150 he spent for print ads in Publisher’s Weekly and USA Today to publicize the project.
[Link updated April 2005; only the Internet Archive copy of the page was found]