It looks like Library of America, the venerable publisher of classic American literature, will give in and start publishing books of greater interest to the general public. LOA announced today that it would publish volumes of Paris Hilton’s and William Shatner’s memoirs, and possibly those of Jersey Shore’s Snooki (Nicole Polizzi). If the plan proves fruitful for the publisher, there’s no telling who might come next. Charlie Sheen? Britney Spears? Chris Brown? Lindsay Lohan? The possibilities are endless. Stay tuned.
Mary B., Reader’s Services
Library of America, which publishes classic American literature, has announced that it will offer e-books starting in 2011. It will have 30 titles available for the Kindle, the Nook, and the Sony Reader. The list of titles will be available on LOA‘s website in January.
Additionally, LOA will publish Six Novels in Woodcuts by Chicago-born artist Lyn Ward (1905-1985), which are edited by Art Spiegelman. Ward was a pioneer of the graphic novel form and illustrated more than a hundred books. He won a Caldecott Medal for his contribution to children’s literature.
Mary B, Reader’s Services