Daniel Wallace Releases BIG FISH E-Book; Zola Books Offers 1-Day Flash Sale Today
"Remembering a man's stories makes him immortal, did you know that?" Big Fish, the comic and poignant story of a father told by his son, has entertained millions first as a book, then a hit movie by Tim Burton and now as a hit Broadway musical. Today, fans also can read Big Fish as an e-book by Zola Books.
"I'd be thrilled if this e-book release helped reach a new generation of screen-addicted fans," said Wallace.
In Big Fish, William Bloom has never really known his father, a charming, globe-trotting salesman with a joke for every occasion. Now Edward Bloom, dying, comes home to Alabama, and his son hopes for connection, asking questions - Were you happy with your life, Dad? Was I a good son? - meant to move them beyond the one-liners and anecdotes. Edward, on his deathbed, responds with more jokes. So William turns to his own imagination, using the few biographical facts he knows to fashion for his father a heroic life out of myth and legend.
"Daniel Wallace is a wonderfully talented storyteller, and I knew from the first pages of Big Fish that it would be enjoyed by readers for years to come. Now, 15 years later, I am absolutely thrilled to offer Big Fish as a Zola exclusive. I am even more thrilled to offer readers a unique way to make e-books local by pledging a portion of the profits to a local bookstore," said Joe Regal, CEO and co-founder of Zola Books.
The digital version of this modern classic is available exclusively on ZolaBooks.com, which is supported by authors like Wallace who are putting their weight behind a new social e-book retailer that supports a robust and competitive e-book marketplace and recognizes the importance of the indie bookstore in communities. Zola Books partners with dozens of top independent bookstores nationally and lets readers choose their favorite indie store - and with each e-book they purchase from Zola a major share of the proceeds is directed to that reader's beloved store.
For the Big Fish e-book launch, Zola Books has partnered with Flyleaf Books in Wallace's hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. To explore the Big Fish Flyleaf Books digital exhibition, click here: blog.zolabooks.com/big-fish-ebook (exhibition platform provided by dotdash3.com).