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Tue April 29, 2014
'To Kill A Mockingbird' Goes Digital
Originally published on Tue April 29, 2014 12:52 pm
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
And today's last word in business is: Digital Mockingbird.
Yesterday, on her 88th birthday, author Harper Lee announced that her classic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" will finally be made available as an e-book and a digital audio book. It was first printed on old fashion paper in 1960 and still sells over a million copies per year.
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
In a statement, the reclusive author proclaimed: I'm still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries. But she added: This is "Mockingbird" for a new generation.
And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.
INSKEEP: And I'm Steve Inskeep.
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