Harper Lee Agrees to Release ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ as an E-Book

In 2006, Harper Lee wrote an article for O Magazine detailing her aversion to reading on digital technologies. “Can you imagine curling up in bed to read a computer? Weeping for Anna Karenina and being terrified by Hannibal Lecter, entering the heart of darkness with Mistah Kurtz, having Holden Caulfield ring you up,” she wrote. “Some things should happen on soft pages, not cold metal.”

But it seems like the author has finally changed her tune about e-books. On July 8th, the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird will be released as an e-book and a digital audiobook for the first time ever. She says that, although she is still “old-fashioned” and prefers traditional books, she is glad that To Kill a Mockingbird will hopefully reach a new generation. Someone should tell that to J.D. Salinger’s estate. [via Mashable]