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(Publisher’s Weekly) — Launched in January as an independent digital venture headed by Karen Hunter, publisher of the Simon & Schuster imprint Karen Hunter Publishing, First One Digital Publishing is an ambitious digital-first venture looking to create a new model for book publishing. Focused on releasing a list of fiction and nonfiction written by both veteran and emerging authors, First One Digital Publishing has released 11 e-books so far as it gears up for a new set of e-book releases and the launch of a major marketing and promotional compaign for its titles.  A Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, bestselling author and publisher, Hunter has authored and coauthored more than a dozen bestselling nonfiction titles. She teamed with S&S in 2007 to launch Karen Hunter Publishing, an S&S imprint focused mostly on popular nonfiction aimed at the market for African-American titles and she has published bestselling works by such authors as Patti Labelle, Janet Jackson and novelist E. Lynn Harris.

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