The Walrus Foundation is launching a new eBook imprint that will showcase short stories that authors have written for their publication. Margaret Atwood’s I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth, Heather O’Neill’s And They Danced by the Light of the Moon, and Joseph Boyden’s Kikwaakew. The Walrus magazine first published these original short stories in its July/August 2012 Summer Reading issue, and they will only be available digitally as ebooks, for just $1.99 via the iBookstore.
There is no doubt that eBooks have exploded and Walrus is seeking to captilize on their existing content. The company intends on offering a series of singles and anthologies of the best Canadian writing from the pages of The Walrus. From now until the end of the year, Walrus Ebooks will publish two fiction titles a month, featuring such authors as Steven Heighton and Pasha Malla.