Sixteen months after stepping down as president and chief executive of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Jane Friedman has formed a new company that will republish old titles by big-name authors including William Styron, Iris Murdoch and Pat Conroy in electronic form.
Together with Jeffrey Sharp, a film producer of features including
“Boys Don’t Cry” and “You Can Count on Me,” Ms. Friedman, 64, has
founded Open Road Integrated Media to focus almost exclusively on
digital publishing. The company will also seek new authors willing to
be published in the electronic format first.