10 Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne Works Released as E-Books by Zola Books
Slouching Towards Bethlehem, the legendary essay collection by author and journalist Joan Didion, has been a literary benchmark for years but unavailable to digital readers. Startup Zola Books will release this title plus four more by Didion and five by Didion's late husband, author John Gregory Dunne, as e-books for the first time on November 12.
The complete list of new Didion/Dunne e-book releases includes After Henry, Miami, Play It As It Lays, Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album by Joan Didion; and Crooning, Dutch Shea, Jr., Harp, Quintana & Friends and The Red White and Blue by John Gregory Dunne. A prerelease version of Slouching Towards Bethlehem will be available on November 4 on ZolaBooks.com. The books are available to read in the Zola Books iPhone/iPad app, which includes unique social sharing features, or in formats that can be read in other apps or devices.
The e-book versions of these classics are available only from Zola Books, an independent e-book retailer with a mission to offer digital readers a better experience by integrating the community that produces and helps people find great books. For example, Zola Books partners with independent bookstores nationally; readers may "Indie Pledge" a favorite store, and that store then receives a majority of the profit from any Zola purchase they make.
Zola Books offers over 100,000 e-books from major publishers. To help readers discover the company, Zola also offers some popular e-book titles not available elsewhere. In addition to the Didion and Dunne exclusives, Zola offers Big Fish by Daniel Wallace (basis of the film and the new Broadway musical), The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, The New Hunger by Isaac Marion, and The Accidental Victim by James Reston Jr. On November 7, Zola Books will release Fallen Angels by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Walter Dean Myers.