3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 2, 2011 2:21 PM by Doug_Pardee

    First Rowling, and now Bradbury

    Doug_Pardee

      It certainly was a surprise when J K Rowling announced that the Harry Potter series was coming out in e-book form (although that's been delayed into next year). But here's maybe an even bigger surprise:

       

      Fahrenheit 451 (Simon & Schuster)

       

      Yes, Ray Bradbury, who'd had nothing nice to say at all about e-books (they smelled like burned fuel), and who told anyone who wanted to talk to him about e-books to go to ... um, to a place with temperatures well above 451F.

       

      Now, will Harper Lee finally cave?

       

        • Re: First Rowling, and now Bradbury
          RHWright

          Maybe enough of his fans wrote him to say, "We love you, we love your work, but you are wrong on eBooks. Please reconsider."

           

          Or S&S politely explained the money he was leaving on the table.

           

          Now if they can just get the rest of his biblio released. I want my Martian Chronicles, Ray! I own the paperback, hardcover, and, dammit, I want the eBook! (And I am not a thief, so I won't pirate it.)

            • Re: First Rowling, and now Bradbury
              Doug_Pardee

              RHWright wrote:

              Maybe enough of his fans wrote him to say, "We love you, we love your work, but you are wrong on eBooks. Please reconsider."

               

              Or S&S politely explained the money he was leaving on the table.

               

              Now if they can just get the rest of his biblio released. I want my Martian Chronicles, Ray! I own the paperback, hardcover, and, dammit, I want the eBook! (And I am not a thief, so I won't pirate it.)


              According to the AP news story, the publishing contract on Fahrenheit 451 was expiring, and nobody would give him a new publishing contract for that title without e-book rights. It was either allow the e-book or let the title go out of print, and he made his choice.

               

              The Martian Chronicles apparently aren't yet in that situation, nor any of Bradbury's other major works. So it might be a while before we see them in e-book form. But sometimes a small crack in a dam...

               

            • Re: First Rowling, and now Bradbury
              javabird

              Wow, I didn't think I would see this happen. Fantastic!