Small-Press Lineup: Open Road Media

Mystery Month 2015

Some of the biggest crime fiction is perpetrated by some of the smallest players. We’re determined to shine the spotlight on them before they break out and wreak havoc across the whole country. Read them—before they publish again!



Legal Name and Alias:

mugshot-jane-friedmanJane Friedman, Co-founder and CEO


Otto Penzler, aka Mr. Mystery

Tina Pohlman, Publisher

Criminal Record:

Open Road Media was founded five years ago and since then has published 10,000 titles more than over 1,800 authors that have been downloaded more than 12 million times. The idea for the company was born when I was looking for a copy of William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice while visiting my son in law school. Unable to find a physical copy of this iconic title, I founded Open Road Media six months later. Working in conjunction with Mysterious Press, Open Road Integrated Media will take books from some of the most distinguished crime, mystery and suspense writers in the world, and offer them in digital reading formats.

Open Road Media ebooks are available on all retailers plus 3M, Baker & Taylor, Follett, Ingram and Overdrive.

king-dontloseherPrevious Offenses:

The Hanging Judge, by Michael Ponsor (2013)

Don’t Lose Her, by Jonathan King (2015)

Manana, by William Hjortsberg  (2015)

Currently Plotting:Jacobson-LostCodex

The Lost Codex, by Alan Jacobson (November 2015)

The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keefe, by J.M. Orenduff (January 2016)





About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of six books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Phantom Tower (2018). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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