John Grisham, king of paperbacks, agrees to get his e-book on

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We’re not going to report every instance of a famous writer agreeing to distribute via e-book, but someone like Grisham is big enough to indicate a trend that others will follow. I’m not up to date on who is and who isn’t e-book-ready; there are contracts and stuff to be worked out for the majors and I’m guessing best sellers aren’t losing too much sleep over the alleged e-book revolution.

Grisham has spoken out against e-books before, or rather spoken skeptically of them; he is concerned that it will be difficult for smaller authors to get published, but I simply don’t agree with him there. Without the bulk of distribution and publishing houses looking to take a piece, book production can start off in a new direction and maybe even adopt an iTunes model.

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