James Bond novels come back to Random House(Read article summary)
The lucrative James Bond novels return to Random House, their original publisher, through a new deal.
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The print versions of the books had previously been published by Penguin Books and the e-books were released by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd., a company run by family of the author. Now Vintage Books, a Random House imprint, will publish both for the next 10 years, according to the new agreement.
The Bond series was first published in 1953 through Jonathan Cape, also a Random House imprint.
â€śWe are delighted to be reuniting James Bond with his original publisher," Corinne Turner, the managing director of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd., told Reuters.
Vintage will be republishing Flemingâ€™s 14 Bond novels in addition to his books â€śThe Diamond Smugglersâ€ť and â€śThrilling Cities.â€ť
Molly Driscoll is a Monitor contributor.