ebook contract expired final 12 months, his stature as one of many nation’s top-selling authors made him a sizzling goal for a number of main publishing homes. He selected
It was a shocking transfer as a result of it means his new books possible received’t seem in retail shops, which typically boycott
-published titles. However Mr. Koontz is banking on Amazon’s huge retail machine to get his work to readers, whether or not in bodily or digital codecs.
“Possibly I received’t be in some shops or make the New York Instances best-seller listing, however I’m prepared to take that danger and I feel we’ll promote extra books in all codecs,” Mr. Koontz mentioned.
Amazon dominates the U.S. book-retail market—accounting for over half of all new books offered in October, in keeping with analysis agency Codex Group—however additionally it is a drive as a ebook writer. Signing up blue-chip authors like Mr. Koontz might make the tech big an much more formidable risk to the standard business, led by publishing homes reminiscent of Penguin Random Home, which is managed by Germany’s Bertelsmann SE,
Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins Publishers, which is owned by Wall Avenue Journal mum or dad
Mr. Koontz’s first novel for Amazon is anticipated to publish March 31. He already…