The New York Times reports that novelist Larry McMurtry, one of the most notable holdouts in the e-book revolution, has finally agreed to make his books available in the format.
That means you can start downloading such classics as Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment, The Last Picture Show and (one of my lesser-known favorites) Leaving Cheyenne.
“I hope the public will welcome my books to e-books, fresh fields and pastures new,” McMurtry said in a statement, according to the Times. Well, yes, you'd hope so. While I understand reader reluctance to buy a Kindle or a Nook or a Sony, I'm not sure why an author would resist a new way to sell books. We can still buy them in paper, at least for now. And isn't the point to get people to read whatever the format? Good move, Mr. McMurtry.