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If I'm not mistaken John Grisham, like JK Rowling, is adamantly anti-ebook.
 

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I guess its more important to him to see his name on paper than it is to make money. Tom Clancy finally came around maybe he will to.
 
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Not to burst any hate balloons, but Grisham's agent announced (unofficially) in December that Grisham's books will start appearing in e-book format soon.
 

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Bacardi Jim said:
Not to burst any hate balloons, but Grisham's agent announced (unofficially) in December that Grisham's books will start appearing in e-book format soon.
No hate here! I just thought he was one of the "no e-books" crowd.
 

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Good, everyone should make their books available for e-readers. Even if (as the article states) ebook transactions only make up for 1% of the book sales, that's still 1% you're not getting by refusing to offer your book in an electronic fashion.
 
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ProfCrash said:
I have a sneaking suspicion that e-books have grown well beyond 1% by now.
The article was from last Dec. 24, but his facts may have been a tad out of date. Possibly. *whoknowsshrug*
 

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The article was written in December of 2008, though there's no way of knowing where the author pulled that number from.

I doubt that the percentage is much higher actually, because to read most e-books you have to own an e-reader, and they're not priced in everyone's range. Everyone can go to the book store and buy a paperback, but now many people in this economy can afford a Kindle?
 

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I have to say though, that I can get just about any Grisham book at my used book store on the five cent table.  That, for me, nullifies whether or not I can get any of his books on my Kindle; unless, of course, it is free or five cents. ;)
 

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There is an article in the Wall Street Journal today.  John Grisham is close to wrapping up an agreement that will make all 22 Grisham books available in all e-book format, including kindle.
 

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sdrmartin said:
There is an article in the Wall Street Journal today. John Grisham is close to wrapping up an agreement that will make all 22 Grisham books available in all e-book format, including kindle.
Good to hear! (Not that I read much Grisham, but the more the merrier.)
 

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My reaction when I heard that Grisham didn't want to do ebooks was "why don't these authors want to sell more books?"  I guess he does.

As ebooks become more of a force, I think every one will come around...

Betsy
 

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Mom2AshEmBella said:

Now if JK Rowling will come to her senses.....
What, JK Rowlilng is not interested in the Kindle version of her books?? :eek:
 
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