Tim Ferriss, the author of popular how-to lifestyle books like “The 4-Hour Body,” says he is launching a custom publishing venture aimed at audio-books. As part of his new venture, which Ferriss calls a book club, he is buying up the audio-book rights to titles that he loves — such as the book “Vagabonding,” originally published in 2002 — and creating studio-quality audio versions. In a blog post, Ferriss says that he thinks he can “at least double an author’s print sales with my marketing of their audio/e-book.”
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Our panel on writers who have built independent businesses around themselves — and one who has chosen to remain inside a traditional media entity — gets a new addition: viral publishing phenomenon Tim Ferriss.
Amazon will begin publishing original books in Europe, the company announced in a letter to literary agents Wednesday. Victoria Griffith, Amazon’s head of West Coast publishing, will move to Luxembourg, while Larry Kirshbaum will assume leadership of both the Seattle and New York imprints.
On November 20, Amazon will publish one of the biggest titles on its inaugural NY list: The 4-Hour Chef by bestselling author Tim Ferriss. Mediocre sales of Penny Marshall’s memoir are hanging over Ferriss’s launch.
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Nearly a year ahead of his book’s publication, Tim Ferriss–the first author signed by Larry Kirshbaum’s as-yet unnamed Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN)…