‘Fahrenheit 451′ Is Now An eBook

Simon & Schuster has released Ray Bradbury‘s classic science fiction novel about book censorship Fahrenheit 451 as an eBook.

This comes as a surprise, as the 91-year old author has expressed disdain for eBooks in the past. The Associated Press has more: “Bradbury himself has been an emphatic defender of traditional paper texts, saying that e-books ‘smell like burned fuel’ and calling the Internet nothing but ‘a big distraction.’” He seems to have had a change of heart since.

Simon & Schuster’s Jonathan Karp released this statement about the eBook release, calling it, “a rare and wonderful opportunity to continue our relationship with this beloved and canonical author and to bring his works to new a generation of readers and in new formats.”

The eBook is now available in Adobe DRM format directly from the publisher, as well as from all of the major eBook retailers, for $9.99. The publisher is also putting out a new paperback edition for the book in January.

 

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