THE ORIGIN OF DIRT E-BOOKS

23 Apr

THE ORIGIN OF DIRT E-BOOKS (BOOKS YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO READ)

When Gary Heidt became a literary agent in 2001 and began working in a well-known New York agency, his motivation was to find exciting, innovative, high quality literary novels and get them published. Gary was successful, representing such authors as Charles Yu, winner of the National Book Foundation’s Five Under 35 Award and Amy S. King, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award. However, Gary was not satisfied. He watched as publishers increasingly valued marketability over quality, as sales and marketing departments gained power in the making of publishing decisions, and as the focus became the promotion of genre bestsellers. Meanwhile, highly creative, hard to characterize novels were being overlooked.

Frustrated by the fact that some of his most deserving clients were not achieving publication, Gary decided to form his own publishing company, Dirt e-books. The publication of e-books, he realized, would enable him to make quality literature easily accessible at highly affordable prices to a large (and growing) segment of the reading public. Without the high overhead of corporate publishers, unburdened by their antiquated business plans, free of the domination of the profit motive, Gary’s only consideration became quality. Focusing on the literary expression of richness, aliveness, uniqueness, and passion, Dirt e-books is creating a curated line of distinguished neo-modern novels. 

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