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RosettaBooks Announces 51 Stellar Titles Licensed From Random House
RosettaBooks, a leading electronic publisher of perennially popular works of fiction and non-fiction, has announced its acquisition of 51 stellar titles licensed from Random House, Inc. Additional titles licensed from Random House and other major publishers will be announced in the near future.

In the case of each title, RosettaBooks has obtained exclusive electronic rights from Random House with the support of agents and/or authors. The titles will further enhance RosettaBooks’ current catalog of over 100 titles which are already widely distributed to consumers and libraries.

The titles are drawn from five different Random House divisions and include both recent and classic titles. All of the titles are actively in print. Most of the titles were major bestsellers when originally published and continue to attract substantial sales and readership.

RosettaBooks will publish all of the titles in multiple electronic formats (MS Reader, Adobe e-Reader, Palm Digital and Mobi-Pocket) by year-end.

Arthur Klebanoff, CEO of RosettaBooks, said “We are delighted to bring these outstanding authors and titles to the growing electronic reading audience. I would like to thank the subsidiary rights teams at the various Random House divisions and the agent and author community for their cooperation and support. We look forward to concluding additional licensing arrangements with other major publishers soon.”

Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Margaret Atwood’s Blind Assassin, Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods, and four of Gore Vidal’s American Chronicle series (, and Hollywood) are a few examples of the new acquisitions.