The Wylie Agency and Amazon announced a deal today to publish 20 eBooks through the literary agency’s brand new Odyssey Editions imprint–selling the books exclusively through the Amazon Kindle Store. Last month, Andrew Wylie said eBook deals were “currently on hold across the board,” making this news of a brand new eBook imprint particularly dramatic.
The first wave of eBooks contain some of the 20th Century’s most important titles: Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth, The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, and The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer. These books will be sold for $9.99, all of them available for the first time in eBook format. See the complete list after the jump.
Andrew Wylie had this statement: “As the market for e-books grows, it will be important for readers to have access in e-book format to the best contemporary literature the world has to offer … This publishing program is designed to address that need, and to help e-book readers build a digital library of classic contemporary literature.”
The authors in the new Odyssey Editions include:
Jorge Luis Borges
William S. Burroughs
Hunter S. Thompson