Harper Lee

We’ve covered the Harper Lee story here before on Teleread. Now that her new book is out though, its unexpected discovery is having an impact on an unexpected group: the parents of children who were named after characters from the original story. As this Slate article explains, the issue is that Atticus Finch, who was […]

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News Corp. executives are as pumped as the most die-hard Harper Lee fans for the release at midnight of Go Set a Watchman, the reclusive 89-year-old author's long-shrouded sequel to her landmark 1960 breakthrough and only published novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

The global media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch owns HarperCollins, Watchman's publisher, which stands to make a good buck from sales of the preternaturally anticipated book.

As News Corp's legacy newspaper division has struggled over the past few years due to the industry-wide decline in print advertising revenues, the company has benefited from smaller segments where growth

In 1957, when she was 31 years old, Harper Lee submitted her first attempt at a novel to the publisher J.B. Lippincott. Titled 'Go Set a Watchman,' it was set in the '50s and opened with a woman named Jean Louise Finch returning home to Alabama. Ms. Lee's editor found the story lacking but, seizing on flashback scenes, suggested that she write instead about her protagonist as a young girl. The result was a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic: 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'

Publishers Posted Solid 2014 Sales Gains (PW) Driven by gains in the children’s/young adult and K–12 instructional materials segments, publishers’ sales hit $15.72 billion in 2014, up 4.9% over the previous year, according to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program. *** Self-Publishing Erotica: If You Write It, There is an Audience for It (GoodeReader) […]

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When Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" hits bookstores in July, it will face sales competition from another long-lost manuscript by a beloved author: Dr. Seuss.

Random House has announced the publication on July 28 of "What Pet Should I Get?," the story of a brother and sister searching for the newest member of the family. The manuscript had been in a box that was discovered in the home of Dr. Seuss (otherwise known as Theodore Geisel) in the La Jolla section of San Diego, shortly after his death in 1991, and set aside.

Google Drive rewards 2GB for Security Checkup takers (Android Community) The cloud storage will be giving extra space for those who will voluntarily undergo their Security Checkup, as part of their contribution to the Safer Internet Day and to ensure that all is fine and dandy on your cloud drive. *** Harper Lee and E […]

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