Friday, March 23, 2012

Wimpy Goes (Almost) Simultaneously Global!

The insanely popular Diary of A Wimpy Kid series is going almost simultaneously global this coming November.

We'll be selling the seventh book (not as yet named) on November 13th.  If you happen to be in the U.K., Australia, Greece, Japan, Korea, or Norway, you'll have to wait one additional day.

My favorite foreign language edition is in Portuguese.  I saw Di├írio de um Banana in Portugal some years ago.  "Banana" means the same thing in English, except in Portuguese it is also slang for "wimp."

Another pop banana
The first six books in the series have sold a total of 45,000,000 copies in 41 different countries.

The third movie, based on Dog Days, comes out on August 3rd.  We will subsequently have a thorough debate as to whether the book is better.

Photo by Al (from Decatur Metro)
Congratulations to the insanely (as those of you who came to our snowstorm last year can attest) popular Jeff Kinney, author of the series and executive producer of the movies (and who is probably insanely rich).

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