Otto Penzler, owner of the Manhattan based Mysterious Bookshop, has recently expanded his publishing imprint to include a new line eBooks. MysteriousPress.com is being launched in partnership with Open Road Media. It’s going to focus on classic titles as well as author’s backlists.
A number of well-known crime and mystery authors have already signed with the imprint: James Ellroy, Charles McCarry, Ross Thomas, Joseph Wambaugh, Thomas H. Cook, Colin Dexter and Donald E. Westlake.
Ope Road will be digitizing the works as well as shooting author videos and making other promotional materials. It will also be distributiing the eBooks to the various eBookstores. Otto has already picked well over 200 titles for the imprint and they should all be out within a year.