Published Apr 11, 2011Late Beatles legend John Lennon still has some obsessive fans, as evidenced by the kinds of posthumous merchandise being produced in his name. From the John Lennon grand piano to his actual toilet, Lennon fans will put their money towards almost anything bearing his mark. With that in mind, publishers Little, Brown and Company should have no trouble moving units when they release a book of Lennon's letters next year.
Yoko Ono gave the go-ahead to Little, Brown and Company, who plan to compile the previously unpublished letters in a book simply called The Lennon Letters. The book will collect hundreds of letters that Lennon wrote to friends, family, newspapers and organizations.
In a statement, the publisher revealed that the book would be edited by British journalist Hunter Davies, who is also the author of the only officially authorized Beatles biography. The letters will be arranged chronologically, and the statement describes them as "funny, informative, campaigning, wise, mad, poetic, anguished and sometimes heartbreaking."
Little, Brown and Company is expected to publish The Lennon Letters in October 2012. Anyone who has Lennon letters to share may contact the editor at [email protected]