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Introducing E-riginals

On Tuesday, Publishers Weekly reported that the New York”based
Open Road Integrated Media has unveiled its first list of E-riginals, titles that will be released as e-books before they hit the shelves as trade paperbacks. According to the report, authors will receive half of the profits from e-book sales. 

Open Road has worldwide electronic and physical rights to each title, and marketing efforts will include producing videos that will be distributed through the company’s digital marketing platform. Trade paperbacks will be sold only through online retailers. Jeffrey Sharp, president and cofounder of Open Road, will work with each author on the exploitation of additional media rights for their books.