*New books by the author of “The War of the Roses” and “Random Hearts” available for Kindle and Kindle app customers in less than 60 seconds*
SEATTLE, Dec 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon.com today announced that bestselling author Warren Adler has made five e-books, none of which have been previously published in any format, available in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). These books, all of which draw from Adler’s skill as a novelist and his keen insight into the nature of intimate human relationships, will also be available in print editions through CreateSpace. All five books in the series – “The David Embrace,” “Flanagan’s Dolls,” “The Womanizer,” “Residue” and “Empty Treasures”–are available for sale today for $7.95 with the e-books exclusive to the Kindle Store for two years.
“Warren Adler has long been involved in digital publishing ventures, and we’re thrilled he’s decided to publish his new series in e-book form exclusively in the Kindle Store,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. “We think Adler fans and readers who are just discovering his work will enjoy this new series.”
Adler is also making available an anthology of “Warren Adler Short Story Contest Winners,” featuring the winning pieces from the Warren Adler Short Story Contest, a contest Adler conceived to promote and revive the medium of the short story as a popular mode of literary expression. The anthology is available for $4.95, and is also exclusive to the Kindle store for two years.
“This exclusive deal reflects the rapidly changing need for mainstream novelists to find innovative ways to market their books,” said Adler. “There is no question that Kindle and Amazon have pointed the way for an author to find new marketing and publicity techniques to gain the attention of its vast reader audience. As a leader in marketing e-books, Kindle offers tremendous opportunities that were never thought possible just a few years ago.”
Adler is a bestselling author of more than 30 books. His books “The War of the Roses” and “Random Hearts” were both made into major motion pictures. Three short stories from his acclaimed collection “The Sunset Gang” have been adapted as a trilogy and shown on Public Television stations. His work has been translated into 25 languages.
Like all Kindle books, these books are Buy Once, Read Everywhere–Kindle customers can purchase these books and read them on the $139 third-generation Kindle device with new high-contrast Pearl e-Ink, on iPads, iPod touches, iPhones, Macs, PCs, BlackBerrys and Android-based devices. Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.