Flash! Incredible newly Kindleized backlist titles

Flash! Incredible newly Kindleized backlist titles

This is what we’ve been wanting!  Well, it’s some of it.  🙂

These are coming from the Wylie Agency, which is a literary agency, in a special unified look series called Odyssey Editions.

These titles are EXCLUSIVE to the Kindle store…take that, iBooks, Borders, and B&N!  😉

I was really pleased to see that they haven’t blocked the text-to-speech!

Are these important books?


Especially the Rabbit books from John Updike, but that’s certainly not all.  Lolita, Brideshead Revisited, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Portnoy’s Complaint, Love Medicine…these are exclusive in e-book to the Kindle store!

Here, I’ve got to give you the whole list:

London Fields  by Martin Amis

The Adventures of Augie March  by Saul Bellow

Ficciones (in Spanish) by Jorge Luis Borges

Junky  by William S. Burroughs

Invisible Man  by Ralph Ellison

Love Medicine by Louse Erdrich

The Enigma of Arrival  by V.S. Naipaul

The White Castle  by Orham Pamuk

Midnight’s Children  by Salman Rushdie

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas  by Hunter S. Thompson

Rabbit Redux  by John Updike

Rabbit at Rest by John Updike

Rabbit is Rich by John Updike

Rabbit, Run by John Updike

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

How about them e-books, hm?  😉

These are all $9.99 right now, but some others from this publisher (not part of this special series) can be more expensive…I wouldn’t be surprised if these go up in price later, but that’s just speculation.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

4 Responses to “Flash! Incredible newly Kindleized backlist titles”

  1. Ragle Says:

    Very interesting indeed … but unfortunately these books are not available to Kindle readers in Europe.

    • bufocalvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Ragle!

      There are a couple of main possibilities here:

      1. They’ll be available in Europe shortly. That one assumes that Wylie got worldwide rights (it could just be European and US, but I’m thinking worldwide). It can take a couple of days for books to appear for different countries in the Kindle store.

      2. Wylie only negotiated US rights. Traditionally, rights are sold separately for each jurisdiction. However, I do think worldwide rights are becoming more common.

      I’d suggest you check again in…oh, five days or so. I’d appreciate you letting me know if they become available.

  2. Ragle Says:

    Surprisingly this evening they are already available in Europe too. Wow, this will be very expensive for me … 😉

    • bufocalvin Says:

      Excellent, Ragle!

      Thanks for writing and letting me know! Great to hear…literature is universal, after all…but licensing and copyright isn’t. 😉

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