John Grisham is working with Random House to finalize a deal with Amazon that would release all 22 of his titles in e-book format.
According to his literary agent, who apparently didn’t tell Grisham’s publisher Random House about the plans, the author’s 22 novels will be accessible in all e-book varieties, including Amazon’s Kindle.
David Gernert, Grisham’s agent, told the Wall Street Journal: “There was a period when John and I felt it was a good idea to watch the world of e-books evolve before diving in. Now that it’s a more mature marketplace, he will be available very soon in all digital formats.”
While there doesn’t appear to be many reliable figures on how many e-books are sold every year, the space is considered the fastest growing segment of the publishing world. A rep for Random House told the WSJ that the publisher would be “thrilled” to bring Grisham’s works to e-book readers.