Random House Children's Books will now publish, for the first time, Dr. Seuss classics as e-books, announced Barbara Marcus, president and publisher, RHCB, and Susan Brandt, president, licensing and Marketing, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
On September 24, the longtime publisher of Dr. Seuss's print editions will debut 15 digital versions, including some of the author's most enduring titles, such as the The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Oh, the Places You'll Go! The e-book rollout will continue through November, with 41 e-books in total at $8.99 and $10.99 price points.
“Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises have been publishing partners for decades. I am so pleased to announce the start of an exciting new chapter in our long and thriving relationship, as we embark on expanding the Dr. Seuss reading experience together with e-books,” said Marcus. “We are delighted that today’s parents, their children, and educators can now add Dr. Seuss’s classics to their digital bookshelves, joining the cherished hardcovers that we have all grown up with.”
The digital books will preserve the original layouts and illustrations, and will be published simultaneously as Read and Listen editions with new audio recordings of the texts.
“The introduction of e-book editions to the Dr. Seuss canon is an exciting milestone that we know will enhance Dr. Seuss’s legacy,” said Brandt. “When Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat more than 50 years ago, he revolutionized the way children learn to read. Today, we celebrate that his impact on reading will thrive for generations to come with these new e-books.”