'To Kill A Mockingbird' Goes Digital

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/307913509/307913510" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Monday was author Harper Lee's 88th birthday. She announced that her classic novel would finally be made available as an e-book and a digital audiobook. It was first printed in 1960.

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-fashioned 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.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

Copyright © 2014 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.