After releasing James Michener e-books for the first time last November, Random House announced that beginning this September, it will be reprinting and repackaging the author's trade paperbacks.
The repackage kicks off with The Source and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tales of the South Pacific on September 9, and will continue with two trade paperbacks a month through February 2015. The editions will feature new cover treatments and introductions from author Steve Berry.
Random House founder Bennett Cerf wrote in his autobiography At Random, “In 1947, we signed up James Michener – one of our greatest coups. Michener’s books have become one of the great literary properties of the world… A wonderful thing about Michener is that every time he does a new book, it’s about another part of the world. He seems to have a genius for selecting well ahead of time subjects in which a broad public interest will develop. Jim is the ideal author as far as a publisher is concerned.”
Michener, the author of more than 40 works of fiction and nonfiction, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He died in 1997.