December 14, 2017

First Time: HarperCollins Will Release “To Kill a Mockingbird” as Ebook and Digital Audiobook, Enhanced Ebook Will Also Be Released

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize (1961) winning To Kill a Mockingbird will be released for the first time as an ebook and digital audiobook on July 8, 2014.

From the AP:

In a rare public statement released through her publisher, HarperCollins, Lee said: “I’m still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries. I am amazed and humbled that Mockingbird has survived this long. This is Mockingbird for a new generation.”

The announcement came almost a year after she sued her former literary agent Samuel Pinkus to regain rights to her novel. Lee claimed she had been duped into signing over the copyright.

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The new audiobook will be a downloadable edition of the existing CD narrated by Sissy Spacek. Harper also is releasing an “enhanced” e-book that will feature additional material. Spokeswoman Tina Andreadis said the extra features had not yet been determined.

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