Open Road Integrated Media has teamed up with Canadian children’s publisher Kids Can Press to publish digital versions of the Franklin in the Dark series of digitally.

Under the terms of the partnership, Open Road will digitally publish 25 Franklin the Turtle titles including the 25th anniversary edition of Franklin in the Dark. The eBooks will go on sale on May 17th.

Open Road’s CEO Jane Friedman, (former CEO of Harper Collins), spoke to NPR today about the digital publishing company’s take on the future of publishing. She told NPR: “‘I am very happy not to be sitting as the CEO of Harper Collins, because as the CEO of a legacy publishing company, you are the CEO of basically two companies: one is physical and one is digital.’”