Julia Quinn and the Original E-Books

Posted on June 10, 2006

Embracing the digital book revolution are HarperCollins and bestselling romance author Julia Quinn. HarperMedia and Avon Books announced that they will publish two original e-books by Quinn: It's In His Kiss: The 2nd Epilogue and The Viscount Who Loved Me: The 2nd Epilogue. The books are available now at all major virtual e-book retailers, including Palm.com. The press release notes:
"We are extremely excited to publish original content written by such a prominent author, available exclusively as an e-book," said Ana Maria Allessi, publisher of HarperMedia. "HarperMedia publishes approximately 350 titles per year, and Julie Quinn is a key player in this program. She is one of our top five best- selling e-book authors, and we expect that these original e-books will attract even more fans."

With the advent of the dedicated reader the e-book industry is on the verge of explosive growth, and Avon Books publisher Liate Stehlik believes that romance readers will be at the forefront. "The New York Times recently reported that female readers now compose one of the fastest-growing markets for digital books, noting their voracious reading appetite -- booksellers have told us that it's not uncommon for avid romance fans to buy upwards of five books each month," said Stehlik. "Julia Quinn is one of Avon's most popular authors, with four million copies of her books in print. These original e-book epilogues, of two of her most popular books, provide a perfect lead-in to the publication of On the Way to the Wedding, the final installment in her beloved Bridgerton series."

"After countless requests from readers, I decided to try something a little bit different," notes bestselling author Julia Quinn. "I'm thrilled to serve up The Bridgerton 2nd Epilogues -- the story after the story, in this unique book format. I think romance fans are going to be very excited."
It's interesting that historical romance titles are selling so well in e-book format. Julia Quinn has quite a devoted following: her romances are known for their wicked sense of humor and clever dialogue.
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