As The Bookseller went to press, the publisher said it was planning to issue Tolkien's entire back catalogue as e-books, beginning with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit and The Children of Hurin from today [20th April]. The e-books will include the maps and runes contained in the traditional print books and will be on sale at waterstones.com, harpercollinsebooks.co.uk and tolkien.co.uk. Waterstone's will have a dedicated author page featuring the e-books from today.
The Hobbit is priced £6.99, and the three individual Lord of the Rings titles as well as The Children of Húrin are priced £7.99. The entire Lord of the Rings trilogy can be bought for £19.99.