February 8, 2010

Tao strikes again


Tao Lin's novel.

Tao Lin's novel.

Will Melville House author Tao Lin, author of the novel Eeeee Eee Eeee, get royalties from netbook pioneer company Asustek Computer for its e-reader device, the Eee Book?

This report by ComputerWorld notes that Asustek “plans to launch its own e-reader and a tablet PC to rival Apple’s iPad in the second half of this year.” The Eee Book, the company’s first e-reader, will launch at the Computex Taipei 2010 electronics trade show June 1st – 5th.

Jerry Shen, CEO of Asustek, announced during fourth quarter meetings, that it will focus on bringing in content providers when it releases its tablet PC. But it seems obvious to me the first book they should offer on that Eee Book reader….

Valerie Merians is the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.