University of Rochester

Open Letter Books Launches New Ebook Series

June 8, 2011

The University of Rochester's Open Letter Books is proud to announce the launch of a new ebook series for international literature. The first nine titles in the collection will be made available on ebook readers such as Kindle, Nook, and iPad, among others.

To highlight this event, each book will be priced at $4.99 at launch—a limited offer lasting until June 30, 2011. Currently, available ebooks include translated titles like the award-winning A Thousand Peaceful Cities by Polish writer Jerzy Pilch and the Russian classic The Golden Calf by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov.

The Open Letter ebook series also boasts what is believed to be the world's largest ebook collection of Catalan literature translated into English, with titles such as the modern classic Death in Spring by Mercè Rodoreda.

"We believe the best publishing model for Open Letter is the one that gets great international literature into the hands of readers. That's why we're so excited, not only to be offering a large selection of our books in both print and digital formats, but also to be putting these ebooks out there at a price that allows anyone to take a chance on something new," said publisher Chad W. Post.

The current collection includes: Bragi Ólafsson's The Ambassador and The Pets, Jerzy Pilch's A Thousand Peaceful Cities and The Mighty Angel, Mercè Rodoreda's Death in Spring and The Selected Stories of Mercè Rodoreda, Quim Monzó's Gasoline and Guadalajara, and Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov's The Golden Calf.

To see the full collection to learn more about each title, click here or visit For more information on Open Letter and its new ebook series, email Chad W. Post at 585.319.0823 or