Though its themes of justice, honor and tolerance are timeless, “To Kill a Mockingbird” will take on a distinctly 21st-century form later this year when, half a century after its publication, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will be released electronically. In … Continue reading
On July 22, literary agent Andrew Wylie announced an exclusive partnership with retailer Amazon to begin selling digital versions of many classic backlist titles by authors such as Vladimir Nabokov, Philip Roth, Evelyn Waugh, Hunter S. Thompson, Salman Rushdie and many others, that would be accessible only on Amazon’s Kindle e-reader.
As the recession pushes more readers into cash-strapped libraries, some are turning to electronic books to satisfy their literary appetites. Ray Suarez looks at this nascent industry with two publishers. Continue reading