RANDOM HOUSE PLANS TO REISSUE JOHN D. MACDONALD’S CLASSIC TRAVIS MCGEE SERIES AND OTHER ACCLAIMED WORKS FOR THE FIRST TIME AS BOTH TRADE PAPERBACKS AND E-BOOKS
On January 8, 2013, Random House Trade Paperbacks will launch their new publishing program to release, for the first time ever, eBook editions of 70 of John D. MacDonald’s novels, including all of the Travis McGee novels which will kick off the program. At the same time, Random House will publish the McGee novels in trade paperback, starting with the classic THE DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY on January 8, with trade paperback reissues of the rest of the McGee novels below coming throughout the year.
In addition, Random House will publish some of MacDonald’s long-out-of-print classics as eBook-only editions, starting in June 2013, and will continue the trade paperback and eBook releases of MacDonald’s most notable stand-alone novels, including the iconic Cape Fear, throughout the year and into 2014.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962, MacDonald was named a grandmaster of the Mystery Writers of America; in 1980, he won a National Book Award. In print, he delighted in smashing the bad guys, deflating the pompous, and exposing the venal. In life, he was a truly empathic man; his friends, family, and colleagues found him to be loyal, generous, and practical. In business, he was fastidiously ethical. About being a writer, he once expressed with gleeful astonishment, “They pay me to do this! They don’t realize, I would pay them.” He spent the later part of his life in Florida with his wife and son, and died in 1986.