Andrew Wylie has made good on his threats: circumventing traditional publishers, he’s joined with Amazon to offer Odyssey Editions, Kindle-only e-books for “Iconic Books of 20th Century Literature.” The e-book version of twenty works by Wylie clients—including John Updike, Philip Roth, and Vladimir Nabokov—will be available exclusively through Amazon for the next two years.
Publishers Lunch says that a domain registration search on Odyssey Editions ”reveals that the Wylie Agency bought and registered the name on May 17 (and only paid for a one-year registration).”
One of the many important questions that remain: will Andrew Wylie even read his snappy new e-books?
Perhaps he is a bigger fan now.
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