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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 13

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID SERIES SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH SALES OF 200 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE

Thirteenth book in record-breaking series to publish on October 30, 2018

New York, NY (March 26, 2018)—Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, announced today that the Diary of a Wimpy Kid middle-grade book series has sold over 200 million copies worldwide. To commemorate the milestone, author Jeff Kinney and ABRAMS President and CEO Michael Jacobs will visit Worzalla, the US printer of the books, to celebrate with employees at the Stevens Point, Wisconsin, plant that has been printing Diary of a Wimpy Kid books since the first installment was published in 2007 with an initial print run of 25,000 copies.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the thirteenth volume in the series, which ABRAMS announced today will be published on October 30, 2018. The title and cover of Book 13 will be revealed in a national TV commercial and online at wimpykid.com on May 1 as part of a massive promotional campaign leading up to the publication of the new book.

More than 20 international publishers will once again simultaneously publish and release Book 13. Originating from ABRAMS’ Amulet imprint, Book 13 will go on sale for publishing houses in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Turkey, Greece, Taiwan, Poland, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Catalonia, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Sweden, Latvia, Norway, Finland, Israel, Korea, and the Czech Republic. A new teaser image accompanies this press release; feel a winter chill in the spring air? Wimpy is coming!

“Achieving the extraordinary number of 200 million copies sold of any book series is rare—only a handful have reached that milestone in our time. Now, more than ten years after its initial publication, Diary of a Wimpy Kid continues to grow in terms of sales and impact both in North America and in the 65 editions and 56 languages in which it is published around the world. ABRAMS, along with all of Jeff Kinney’s global publishers, is thrilled to have helped the books to surpass this goal. We look forward to breaking new ground and, with at least twenty books planned in the series, we’re confident that the sky is the limit. Zoo-Wee Mama! Onward and upward!”

2017 marked the series’s tenth anniversary, and the twelfth book in the series, The Getaway, ranked #1 with retailers around the world upon publication, including Amazon in the US, Australia, and Germany, and it hit the #1 spot on multiple bestseller lists, including those published by the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

Published in 2007, the first book in the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, was an instant bestseller and has remained on the New York Times bestseller list since its publication and through the release of The Getaway—more than 613 weeks total. The series is also a fixture on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and IndieBound bestseller lists. Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are published in 65 editions in 56 languages in over 140 countries around the world, which means that the books are now read in over two-thirds of the world’s countries.

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book for his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Jeff has been named one of Time

magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, DC, area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story. For more Wimpy Kid visit wimpykid.com.

 

Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books published by The Vendome Press, V&A Publishing, Tate Publishing, Booth-Clibborn Editions, 5 Continents Editions, SelfMadeHero, The Museum of Modern Art, Cameron + Company, Getty Publications, and others.
 
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