When Open Road Media launched in 2009, the idea of an all-digital publisher was still fairly new. Nearly four years later, it’s encountering more competition as publishers of all sizes hone their digital strategies. Here’s what it’s doing to try to stay ahead.
Book publishers discussed digital-first and digital-only initiatives at the Making Information Pay conference this week.
In a lawsuit over the ebook rights to Jean Craighead George’s Julie of the Wolves, HarperCollins argues that its 1971 contract with George included the right to publish ebooks, while Open Road argues that isn’t possible.
The bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series contains over 200 titles, and now 160 of them are available as ebooks through Open Road.
Breaking down the e-book bestsellers list: A new weekly feature.