Curtis saw the current revolution – the ascendance of the ebook – at a time when today’s most popular e-reading devices were little more than hardware/software daydreams. According to the company’s website, it’s the oldest independent digital publisher in the field.
Fans of traditional paper books are not overlooked by E-Reads, which makes almost all of its titles available in English-language print editions throughout the world. By employing Print On Demand (POD) technology – producing one copy at a time in trade paperback format – a physical copy of a book can always be acquired.
Curtis is a long-time advocate for the rights of authors and a strong voice against modern-day digital pirates – those who circumvent notions of fairness by stealing electronic editions.
As for his precognitive powers – seeing the coming of the ebook years before many of his peers – it should be noted that while wearing his literary agent hat, he has been active in the science fiction community and represented many SF authors. Perhaps immersion in a genre known for speculating about the future accounts for some of his foresight.