You’ll finally be able to catch the late J.D. Salinger’s books in digital format.
Longtime Salinger publisher Little, Brown and Company said all four of his works, including “The Catcher in the Rye,” will be made available as e-books today, marking the first time that the entirety of his published work will be available in digital format.
His son, Matt Salinger, said the digital holdout ended because many readers use e-books exclusively and some people with disabilities can only use them.
“There were few things my father loved more than the full tactile experience of reading a printed book, but he may have loved his readers more,” said Salinger, who helps oversee his father’s literary estate.
In addition to “The Catcher in the Rye,” the e-books include “Nine Stories,” ‘’Franny and Zooey,” and “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction.”
The electronic publication continues a yearlong centennial celebration of author’s birth and his contributions to literature.
Salinger, who died in 2010, lived a reclusive life in Cornish, New Hampshire.
K-pop superstar group BTS will take ‘extended’ break
K-pop superstar group BTS is taking an extended break to “enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly,” their agency said yesterday.
Big Hit Entertainment said a concert Sunday in Seoul was the group’s last scheduled performance before the seven members take “vacations” for the first time since their 2013 debut.
The agency didn’t say when BTS will perform again. According to the company’s website, BTS is scheduled to perform in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Seoul in October.
“Should you have a chance encounter with a member of BTS while they are on vacation, we ask that you show consideration for their need to rest and enjoy their private time off,” the agency said.
BTS has a large international following and was the first K-pop act to debut atop the Billboard Album chart last year with “Love Yourself: Tear.”
Bill Cosby’s appeal to review handling of #MeToo case
Bill Cosby’s lawyers will fight to overturn his sexual assault conviction yesterday as the 82-year-old comedian serves a three- to 10-year prison term in Pennsylvania.?
Cosby was the first celebrity tried and convicted in the #MeToo era. He insists the sexual encounter with a young woman seeking career advice was consensual.
A jury last year found Cosby drugged and molested her at his suburban Philadelphia estate in 2004.
Defense lawyers contend the trial judge erred in letting five other accusers testify to bolster the prosecution’s case.
The three-judge Superior Court panel includes two women jurists. The panel is not expected to rule for several months.
The decision will be closely watched by both sexual assault victims and lawyers for Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile men accused of similar misconduct.