I wanted to buy Fahrenheit 451 for my Kindle, but was surprised it wasn’t available. I finally caved and bought a paper copy. Then I read this glorious, glorious bit from
91-year-old Ray Bradbury has finally agreed to make his books, most notably Fahrenheit 451, available in digital format after Simon & Schuster released his body of work back into his name. Bradbury has complained that the Internet is a distraction, at best, and has thus far refused to allow his books to appear on ereaders.
The e-edition costs $9.99 and is available on the Kindle and Nook.
In a 2009 New York Times interview, Bradbury railed against ereaders, saying they “smell like burned fuel.”
“Yahoo called me eight weeks ago,” he said, voice rising. “They wanted to put a book of mine on Yahoo! You know what I told them? ‘To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet.’”