From Here to Eternity–restored edition available only as ebook

May 10, 2011

If like me,  you were listening to NPR this morning on your way in to work you heard that a restored edition of the James Jones classic, From Here to Eternity was released today.  The restored edition contains profanity, and references to homosexuality that were censored from the book because they were deemed too offensive back in the 50’s.

The restored edition from digital publisher, Open Road Media will only be available as an ebook.   Open Road Media specializes in backlist titles of major authors which aren’t available as ebooks.   As a digital only publisher, Open Road Media have a lower overhead than traditional publishing houses and share the profits equally with the author, or as is the case with From Here to Eternity, with the author’s estate.

You can learn more about Open Road Media and James Jones  here or catch the interview  here on NPR.

The restored edition of From Here to Eternity should be available on our downloadable ebook site later this morning.

posting by jim who loves instant gratification

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4 Responses to “From Here to Eternity–restored edition available only as ebook”

  1. Dawn Says:

    Any chance of an audiobook?

  2. Jim McCluskey Says:

    I suppose it’s possible, that a print and audiobook edition will become available at some point in the future, but for now it’s only available in ebook format. Open Road Media is an ebook publisher so, another publishing house would need to negotiate the rights for either the audio or print edition.

  3. David Says:

    “From Here to Eternity” as an ebook — there’s a bad pun in there somewhere.

  4. David Says:

    And speaking of Open Road, they’re epubbing a book featuring Sno-Isle faves Garth Stein and Jamie Ford (among others) as part of The Novel Live event: http://www.flickr.com/photos/openroadmedia/sets/72157626515605165


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