Sony Has Big eBook News Today

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The eBook Store From Sony(R) Launches Short Story Program with Entire Collection of Philip K. Dick

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ — Sony today launched eStories, its short stories initiative involving over 1,000 stories from America’s leading authors, including all 120 stories by Philip K. Dick, whose stories and novels have inspired numerous Hollywood films including “Minority Report” and “Blade Runner”.

eStories will be available at The eBook Store from Sony (http://ebookstore.sony.com) and Borders(R)’ Online eBook Store (http://ebooks.bordersstores.com). Effective immediately, short stories are available from selected authors including Kevin J. Anderson, Lawrence Block, Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Ed Gorman, Joe Haldeman, Wendy Hornsby, Margo Lanagan, Tanith Lee, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, Susan Sizemore, R.L. Stine, Donald E. Westlake, and many others, with more authors being added every month. These stories can be purchased online and read on a PC or on Sony’s Reader digital book.

Complete release at the above link.

Here are two Very Important Bits:

Individual short stories will be priced from $0.99-$1.99.

iTunes Store-like pricing! Interesting idea. Treat short stories like a song and complete books like an album. I think that’s clever.

This is Very Big for published writers:

Authors interested in participating in this program with their previously published stories should contact Larry Segriff, Tekno Books’ vice president and director of Digital Publishing, at teknobooks@new.rr.com.

I’m going to tell writers whose work I love.

I’m glad to see Sony doing something!

And: If you’ve never read Philip K. Dick, I recommend two stories to begin with: The Electric Ant and I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon.

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