May 22, 2015

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to Go Ebook

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According to HarperCollins, To Kill a Mockingbird has sold over 30 million copies worldwide since it was published in 1960. Image courtesy of HarperCollins.

According to an April 28 report in The Guardian (originally reported by the AP), the famously private Harper Lee, author of her only published book To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), winner of the 1961 Pulitzer, has agreed to allow the book to be released as both an ebook and digital audiobook.

Lee said in a press statement released through her U.S. publisher HarperCollins:

“… I am amazed and humbled that Mockingbird has survived this long. This is Mockingbird for a new generation.”

The author just turned 88 on April 28.

To Kill a Mockingbird, first published in 1960 by J.B. Lippincott & Co., will be released as an ebook by HarperCollins July 8. The audiobook will be a downloadable edition of the existing CD.

For the full story, read the April 28 article at the Guardian.

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