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Two for the (Open) Road

Wednesday, March 19

Richard Curtis and the E-Readsmobile Prepare to Take to the Open Road

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.

Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road
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Dear Authors, Agents, Publishers and Friends of E-Reads:

As you know, E-Reads was recently acquired by Open Road, the largest independent e-book publisher in the English language. As of April 1, 2014 publication of our books will be taken over by Open Road, and the E-Reads website will be closed down.  We have recently spent a great deal of time with the management and staff of Open Road and have every confidence that their superb publication and marketing machine will create a warm home for our books and greatly enhance their value.

I am very proud of the list that our superb team of artists and technicians has built in the fifteen years since I started the company, inspired by a vision of a digital publishing future that seemed remote at the end of the 90′s but has become the dominant force in books today.  Though we created brilliant covers and a wonderfully robust website, our focus was always on the content itself. We loved books, we loved our books, and it gave us intense pleasure to bring them back to print and share their delights with old fans and a new generation of readers.

Although I’ve posted hundreds of blogs promoting E-Reads’ books, I’m somewhat at a loss for words as I convey my baby to its new home. So I’m going to let one of our most successful authors express what is in my heart.

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“E-Reads was a unique, precious, important thing in my life, and, I suspect, in the lives of many others. It was a joy to bring up the site and see what might be cooking on one day or another. I muchly enjoyed your blogs, or whatever they might be called. Too, it was nice to see the write-ups on one book or another. Too, your team was professional, effective, gifted, superb. The site was ample, well-organized, and well managed. It was also very attractive. The scroll arrangement, for example, was a marvelous device for pointing up and calling attention to offering after offering. Too, so many of your covers were marvelous. Of course, it was a pioneer project, too. It was original, and historical. What an amazing, and wonderful, fifteen years…

“E-Reads was an individual island, with its own trees, beasts, and scenery. It was a place where one could locate, and conveniently access, many books by many wonderful authors which were no longer generally available. Your rescue mission saved much that otherwise might have perished. It was a place where one could find such things. It designed for itself a needed role, and it played it splendidly.”
John Norman
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I will serve in a consultancy role with Open Road to assist in the transition. And of course my commitment to the clients of my literary agency, Richard Curtis Associates, Inc., remains as absolute as ever.

Richard Curtis


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Janet Dailey’s Aspen Gold Available Again

Tuesday, March 18

A Valentine’s Day gift for Janet Dailey fans: E-Reads is happy to bring back her classic novel Aspen Gold.

Kit Masters, born and brought up on an Aspen ranch, left to pursue an acting career in Hollywood but she still possesses a strong sense of family, loyalty, and integrity and has deep ties to the land where she grew up. After ten years, she returns home to settle her father’s estate and realizes she must choose between her career and Tom Bannon, a man she has not seen for ten years, the man who broke her heart by marrying someone else—the man she still loves. Kit has gotten a golden opportunity, the lead role in a movie opposite famous actor-producer-and legendary seducer John Travis. The movie will be filming in Aspen. She meets Bannon again and they rediscover their romance even though she still feels the pain of his betrayal, while he is haunted by the memory of his dead wife. But now, Travis has begun to pursue Kit ardently.

E-Reads publishes 65 Janet Dailey novels. Visit her author page for a full selection.



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John Brunner started his career as a productive writer of Ace Double SF novels, sometimes writing both sides of the same double. He produced a wide variety of entertaining and well-conceived SF adventures before testing his ambitions with more and more complex and stylistically sophisticated novels. Among his triumphs are STAND on ZANZIBAR (Hugo Winner for Best Novel, THE JAGGED ORBIT, THE SHEEP LOOK UP, THE SHOCKWAVE RIDER and A MAZE OF STARS. Although he wrote relatively little fantasy, he was widely acclaimed for a series of short stories collected as THE COMPLEAT TRAVELER IN BLACK. Brunner also wrote mysteries, thrillers and several well-regarded historical novels. ...
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