(April 12, 2012, New York, NY) Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, announced today that it will publish and market four Joyce Maynard ebooks, including a special anniversary edition of Looking Back: A Chronicle of Growing Up Old in the Sixties, the author’s groundbreaking memoir about coming of age in one of America’s most defining decades. The ebooks will be on sale April 17 from Amazon.com, Apple iBookstore,Barnesandnoble.com, Google/IndieBound, Kobo Books, OverDrive, and the Sony Reader Store.
Looking Back is part memoir, part cultural history, and part social critique. This special anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Maynard in which she explores her relationship with reclusive author J. D. Salinger. In 1972, Maynard left college to live with Salinger and to craft this book; Salinger read and corrected every page, even as he condemned her for writing it.
As part of its Author Brand Program, Open Road is also publishing three of Maynard’s other acclaimed books:
- To Die For: Determined to realize her dream of television glory, a fame-obsessed weather reporter conspires to murder her husband. Told through a series of recollections by twenty-four characters, To Die For inspired a movie of the same name starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Gus Van Sant.
- Domestic Affairs: Enduring the Pleasures of Motherhood and Family Life: Maynard, one of America’s best-loved memoirists, collects her essays on the everyday thrills and challenges of marriage and motherhood.
- Baby Love: Maynard’s captivating novel tells the story of four teenage girls, bound together by early motherhood, who are forever changed when two unusual women arrive in their small New England town.
Each of these ebooks will include an illustrated biography featuring never-before-seen photos of the author. Open Road will produce marketing videos about Maynard and her work for syndication with content partners.
Joyce Maynard is the bestselling author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction. Maynard launched her writing career as a teenager with the 1972 New York Times Magazine cover story “An 18-Year-Old Looks Back on Life.” She went on to contribute hundreds of essays and columns for publications such as Vogue; More; O, The Oprah Magazine; the New York Times; and many essay collections. The mother of three grown children, Maynard now lives in Northern California, where, in addition to continuing her career as a writer and speaker, she performs regularly as a storyteller with the Moth and Porchlight series. She also runs the Lake Atitlán Writing Workshop in a small Mayan village on the shores of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.