One-volume Movie Tie-in Edition Hits One Million Mark

September 6, 2001 — Houghton Mifflin has gone back to press for the seventh time on the one-volume paperback movie tie-in edition of J.R.R.

Tolkien’s epic adventure, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, for a grand total of one million copies in print. The title is currently tracking at #23 on the New York Times extended adult paperback bestseller list.

New Line Cinema will release the first film in the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on December 19th. Says Clay Harper, Director of Tolkien Projects at Houghton Mifflin, “Readers are responding to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings like never before. Not since Tolkien’s The Silmarillion was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1977 (also a million-copy bestseller) have we seen such a resurgence in this author’s wonderful work. Many, many people throughout the country have worked hard to encourage a new audience to join the adventures of Frodo Baggins and to invite them to take Tolkien’s inspiring journey through Middle-earth for the first time. I envy them the experience.”

The Lord of the Rings Movie Tie-in Edition

By J.R.R. Tolkien $20.00 trade paperback; also available in hardcover, $38.00