John Grisham's entire 23-title catalog is now available in e-book form, announced publisher Knopf Doubleday on March 16. The internationally best-selling author had previously expressed uncertainty about going digital, citing concern for both publishers and bookstores.
On Grisham's website, links now guide readers to a choice of online sites offering e-books of the author's works, which include A Time to Kill, The Firm, and The Pelican Brief, as well as new short story collection Ford Country.
In an interview on the US TV program Today in fall 2009, Grisham had expressed concern about the direction of e-reading. "Five years from now, how many of us are going to be reading books on Kindles, Sony Readers, these beautiful gadgets and devices that are going to get better and better and cheaper and cheaper. If half of us are going to be doing it, then you're going to wipe out tons of bookstores and publishers... ."
Grisham's books are currently available electronically to residents of the US and Canada; availability of the titles internationally and in translation has yet to be announced.
Knopf Doubleday also annonced that Grisham's next thriller is due out in October.
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