Tuesday September 4th, 2012
Today we recieved the following announcement from HarperVoyager:
HarperVoyager Delighted To Announce Publication of Raymond E. Feist’s Novels as Ebooks for First Time
London, 4th September 2012:
HarperVoyager are delighted to announce that for the first time the novels of international bestselling author Raymond E. Feist will be published as ebook editions.
From September fans will be able to purchase the entirety of Feist’s Riftwar Cycle in ebook form.
MAGICIAN, SILVERTHORN and A DARKNESS AT SETHANON launch the much-anticipated programme when they are published digitally on the 10th September. The rest of Feist’s current and backlist titles will be available later that week, from Thursday 13th September.
Rights were bought from Arabella Stein at Abner Stein by Jane Johnson, Publishing Director at Voyager.
Raymond Feist is revered as one of the world’s most popular fantasy writers. His acclaimed first novel MAGICIAN has sold over one million copies alone in its UK edition, whilst the total number of sales for Feist’s work is over 15 million copies. All of his books have been Sunday Times bestsellers.
Jane Johnson said: ‘Ray is one of the true greats, beloved by fantasy readers all over the world, and the absence of the Riftwar Cycle from the digital pantheon has been a glaring omission which we're so happy to be able to address. I know that a host of fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of these ebooks: it will be a brilliant way for readers to catch up with the entire story of Pug and the fight to preserve Midkemia before the release of MAGICIAN'S END - the very last volume in the series - is published next spring, bringing to a conclusion the whole magnificent, magical adventure that began way back in 1982 and helped to shape the genre we know and love today.'
Voyager is also rejuvenating Feist’s physical backlist this autumn, which will be available in B format for the first time along with a stunning new livery. The new look will debut with MAGICIAN on 13th September (please see attached for a sneak preview) and will then be applied to the rest of the Riftwar Cycle series from January 2013 onwards.