Reader's Digest Condensed Books

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The Reader's Digest Condensed Books were a series of hardcover anthology collections, published by Reader's Digest and distributed by direct mail. Each volume contained several current best-selling novels (or, occasionally, nonfiction books), abridged (or "condensed"). Published originally four times each year, the rate of publication was increased gradually to a bi-monthly schedule by the early 1990s. The series was produced for more than 47 years (1950-1997), until being renamed as Reader's Digest Select Editions. (Note: UK editions seem to have been somewhat different from USA editions. Pre 1992 Canadian editions also contain different titles).

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Most of the 1997 volumes aforementionned were also published as Reader's Digest Select Editions.

Succeeding volumes were published under the title Reader's Digest Select Editions.