Editions of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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The estate of author Harper Lee has reportedly informed booksellers that it will no longer allow the publication of a mass-market paperback edition of the beloved and popular novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The move, reported by The New Republic, comes about a month after Lee died at the age of The New Republic notes this is a broader industry trend: The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath also no longer have mass-market editions available for purchase. That book, called Go Set a Watchman , set sales records and also generated interest and increased sales for To Kill a Mockingbird. Click here to learn what those are. Choose Your Region:.
But its long legacy in classrooms could be threatened by a recent decision to discontinue a popular paperback edition. Late last month, booksellers were informed that the mass market edition of the book, the most popular format with students and schools, will be discontinued in late April. A spokeswoman for the Hachette Book Group, which publishes the edition through its Grand Central Publishing imprint, confirmed the news, which was first reported by The New Republic. More than 20 million copies have been sold. The edition has been published by Hachette for 40 years. The book was first published in hardback in Hachette will not be able to sell the edition after April 25, the email said.
Miss Lee's original characters are people to cherish in this winning first novel. Miss Lee writes with a wry compassion that makes her novel soar. The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in It went on to win the Pulitzer prize in and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic. Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior-to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.
To Kill a Mockingbird Mass Market Paperback – October 11, by . To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, Harper () Library Binding · out of 5 stars 1. Library.
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HarperCollins to Offer Discounted ‘Mockingbird’ Paperback to Schools
For decades, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee has been a staple of high school English classes, and has inspired young people across the country. Unfortunately, following her death in February, the Harper Lee's estate will no longer allow publication of the mass-market paperback edition of To Kill A Mockingbird — aka, the inexpensive version that's so popular with schools. And it's a concerning decision for a number of reasons. According to The New Republic , which received emails sent by publisher Hachette to booksellers in multiple states, Harper Lee's estate has decided that Hachette will no longer be allowed to produce the mass-market paperback version of To Kill A Mockingbird , and that no other publishing house will be allowed to print a mass-market paperback edition. Hachette will be selling off its stock of the book at a discount to booksellers, and after that, there will be no more mass-market copies. The move has been controversial to say the least, with much speculation that it is motivated not by an effort to protect and preserve Lee's legacy, but by money. Additionally, although publisher HarperCollins holds the copyright to the novel, it licensed Hachette the rights to the mass-market paperback, meaning that HarperCollins and Lee's estate will split the proceeds from the royalties, rather than Lee collecting the full royalties as she does from HarperCollins-produced copies.