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Eight Seminal Works of Fantasy By Robin Mckinley Coming Soon to eBook Format

Open Road Media has announced that eight seminal works of fantasy by Robin McKinley (including The Hero and the Crown) will be released as ebooks on November 18, 2014.

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(New York, NY—10/14/2014)—Eight seminal works of fantasy by Robin McKinley will be released as ebooks on November 18, 2014, including the Newbery Medal-winner The Hero and the Crown.

Robin McKinley has been praised for her contributions to the fantasy genre and noted for her novels featuring strong heroines who appeal to both children and adults. She is known for reimagining classic fairy tales; her novel Beauty, for example, recasts “Beauty and the Beast” into the story of an independent young woman who must face danger in order to save her father’s life.

In addition to The Hero and the Crown and Beauty, Open Road Media will release the titles Deerskin, Rose Daughter, Sunshine, The Outlaws of Sherwood, and two short story collections, The Door in the Hedge, and A Knot in the Grain. Combining elements of folktales with sweeping fantasy and her signature strong-minded heroines, McKinley has written celebrated fiction that crosses genres and audiences.

“It’s an honor to publish an author whose work has influenced the lives of so many readers, especially those of young women,” said longtime editor Betsy Mitchell, who acquired the books for Open Road Media. In addition to a Newbery Award, Robin McKinley is the recipient of the World Fantasy Award, the Phoenix Award, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.

About Open Road Media
Open Road Integrated Media is a global digital publishing company that creates connections between authors and their audiences by marketing its ebooks through a new proprietary online platform, which uses premium video content and social media. Open Road has published ebooks from legendary authors including William Styron, Pat Conroy, Alice Walker, Bette Greene, Octavia E. Butler, and Dorothy L. Sayers.

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