Mass-Market Edition of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Quashed by Harper Lee's Estate

One of the most-read books in high schools throughout the country will soon be undergoing a major change. After the death its author, Harper Lee, the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” will cease publication in its “mass-market edition form”—a decision that Lee’s estate made. This decision is significant because mass-market editions of books are typically much cheaper than their traditional paperback counterparts.or instance, one publisher sells a mass-market edition for $8.99, while a rival publisher, HarperCollins, sells the paperback for $14.99 and $16.99.

What other classics have already done away with mass-market editions? Read more about Copyright Protection for the popular read.


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Weekly IP Buzz for week ending June 29, 2018

Weekly IP Buzz for week ending June 29, 2018