Books  |  Dec 3, 2012

Curtis Brown launches a digital self-publishing programme

Curtis Brown Creative Books will release over 200 titles in ebook and print on demand formats from December 2012 exclusively through Kindle Direct Publishing and CreateSpace.

The programme is designed to allow authors to retain rights and creative control, whilst opening their work to new readers worldwide. Authors in the launch list include Tony Parsons, Emily Barr, Colin Bateman, Rosie Goodwin, Jane Fallon, C K Kelly Martin and Sarra Manning.

Bestselling author Adele Parks, whose entire backlist will be available on Kindle for the first time in the US, says: “I'm so delighted to be part of this evolutionary opportunity. The wonderful thing about publishing is that there's always a real sense of adventure and excitement. My US fans have been continually calling for an e-book offering, so fingers crossed they'll be as pleased as I am.”

Curtis Brown’s Joint CEO Jonny Geller says: “We are excited to work with Amazon on this initiative to reach new audiences for our authors. Primarily geared toward breaking UK based authors in the US, we are able to work with our authors to find new ways of getting to the readers they so richly deserve.”

‘CB Creative Books’comes hard on the heels of the new Curtis Brown Creative website launched this year, taking the agency’s submissions online. The CB Creative Writing School, also featured in the new website, has this week launched its first six-month course for novelists with special guest tutor Tony Parsons. Anna Davis, Director of the Curtis Brown Creative Writing School says: “Curtis Brown Creative is all about empowering writers, both new and established. It’s great that Amazon has enabled us to help our clients launch their fantastic backlists into territories where they have not previously been published and to promote their books effectively to readers.”