June 23, 2001
Houghton Mifflin Cashes
In on LotR
publisher Houghton Mifflin is planning on re-releasing the Lord of the Rings in time for
the movie, in-fact he has already released a biography of tolkien. And re-released a one
book version of The Lord of the Ring as well as Unfinished Tales, a young adult versoin of
The Hobbit, The Felloship of the Ring Visual Companion and not suprisingly "The Lord
of the Rings Official Movie Guide". When questioned as to whether he was attempting
to cash-in on the LotR movie he replied: "We don't want to look like slathering
opportunists who see there is a movie coming,'' Harper says. "Then again, fortune
favors the prepared publisher."
Editor's Note: Thanks to Planet Tolkien for this article!