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Amazonís Kindle Store Gets 2-Year Exclusive for 20 Modern Classic Titles

Amazon.com, Inc. announced that The Wylie Agency is publishing 20 books from some of literature's most influential authors through its new Odyssey Editions imprint and making them available for sale exclusively in the Kindle Store. This is the first time any of the titles-which include Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead, Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man-have been available electronically, and all of the books are exclusive to the Kindle Store for 2 years. Customers can download these books for $9.99 from the Kindle Store and read them anywhere-on their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, PC, Mac, iPad, and Android devices.

The Wylie Agency, in business for more than 30 years, represents many of the greatest names in 20th and 21st century literature. Odyssey Editions is the first digitally native literary imprint launch of its kind. Books available in the Kindle Store through Odyssey Editions include modern classics such as Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, John Cheever's The Stories of John Cheever, and four novels from John Updike's Rabbit series. The 20 ebooks published by Odyssey Editions carry a unified new look designed in collaboration with Enhanced Editions.

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

Ed. Note: Other publishers, including Random House and Macmillan responded negatively to the news of the exclusive deal. Reports indicate that Random House announced it has stopped doing business with Wylie and is disputing Amazon's right to legally sell the titles.



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