New Imprint – Re-Discovery Lit – to Bring Books Back to Life

Barbara Delinsky, Roger Angell and Alan Dean Foster are among New York Times bestselling authors whose out-of-print and reverted works will find new readers thanks to breakthrough technology

New York, NY (May 24, 2023) – Open Road Integrated Media (ORIM), the book industry’s leader in utilizing technology to enable book discovery, announced today the launch of Re-Discovery Lit, a new publishing imprint that will republish out-of-print and reverted books. Re-Discovery Lit will utilize the same industry-leading marketing technology, and the same first-party audience of power readers, that has enabled Open Road to dramatically increase the sales of 40,000 previously published titles through its Ignition service, which now markets titles on behalf of 100 publishers. The typical title enrolled in Ignition experiences a 100% increase (a doubling) in sales.

“As we continue to help publishers reach new readers for their previously published books, it became clear to us that republishing worthy out-of-print and reverted titles is another way we can serve the industry,” said David Steinberger, Chairman and CEO of Open Road. “These books deserve to be discovered and read again, and our technology will get them in front of the right readers.”

A sample of the titles being republished by Re-Discovery Lit include A Single Rose and Threats and Promises by romance writer Barbara Delinsky, author of 19 New York Times bestsellers; Ring Around the Sun and The Visitors by Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Clifford D. Simak, who was also named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America; Season Ticket and A Day in the Life of Roger Angell by the iconic New Yorker writer Roger Angell, the only writer ever elected to both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America; Exile, Texas and Copper Moon by New York Times bestselling thriller writer Rachel Caine; the Journeys of the Catechist trilogy by bestselling science fiction and fantasy author Alan Dean Foster, recipient of the Grand Master award from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers; and Floating Staicase and Snow by award-winning horror writer Ronald Malfi.

Re-Discovery Lit has also signed an agreement with Alloy Entertainment, the creative think tank well known for originating multiple bestselling book series. Under this new agreement, Re-Discovery Lit will republish select Alloy series. Among those series being published anew are the seven-book Young Adult (YA) series Fingerprints by Melinda Metz and the four-book thriller series Who Killed Peggy Sue? by New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge.

Authors and agents responded enthusiastically to the news. Writers House President Amy Berkower, who represents Barbara Delinsky, said, “Barbara Delinsky established herself as a perennial New York Times bestselling author. It is time for her readers to be able to discover her early works, and we are so pleased that Open Road is making this possible.”

CAA’s Amanda “Binky” Urban, who represents Roger Angell, said, “Open Road’s technology is proven to lift sales of previously published books, and it is wonderful that these works by Roger can continue to find a new audience of readers.”

Alloy Entertainment’s Editor-in-Chief Sara Shandler said, “We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with Re- Discovery Lit to bring new readers to some of our favorite sought-after titles.”

“We use machine learning to connect readers with books in a way that many thought was impossible,” said Peter McCarthy, Chief Marketing Officer of Open Road. “We can identify and engage new readers for books that, in some instances, were abandoned by the publishing industry years ago, and that is extremely gratifying.”

“Agents and writers everywhere have been excited to learn of this new opportunity for out-of-print and reverted works,” said Re-Discovery Lit Publisher Mara Anastas. “We see a tremendous opportunity to make a difference for these books and their authors.”