THIRTEENTH BOOK IN THE PHENOMENAL GLOBAL SERIES DIARY OF A WIMPY KID TO BE PUBLISHED WORLDWIDE IN OCTOBER 2018

PRESS RELEASE

Sales soar to new heights with 200 million copies sold worldwide

LONDON, 27th March 2017 – More than twenty international publishers will once again simultaneously publish and release Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 13, an all-new original story by bestselling author Jeff Kinney. The book will go on sale in the United Kingdom and for publishing houses around the world including United States, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Turkey, Greece, Taiwan, Poland, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Catalonia, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Sweden, Lativa, Norway, Israel, Korea, and the Czech Republic on 30th October 2018.

Puffin also announce today that the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has sold over 200 million copies worldwide. The Wimpy Kid books are published in 65 editions in 56 languages in over 140 countries, which means that the books are now read in over two-thirds of the world’s countries.

Book 13 follows the enormous international acclaim of Book 12, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway, which debuted at the top of bestseller lists around the world. The title and cover for the new book will be revealed on 1st May as part of a high-profile promotional campaign leading up to publication. A new teaser image accompanies this press release; feel a winter chill in the spring air? Wimpy is coming!

Francesca Dow, MD of Penguin Random House Children’s says: ‘We are enormously proud to be the UK home of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and achieving the extraordinary milestone of 200 million copies sold worldwide is a very rare feat indeed for any series. Jeff Kinney has brought joy and confidence to millions of kids who’ve discovered the fun of reading with Diary of a Wimpy Kid. So we couldn’t be more excited about a new book from Jeff which is always cause for celebration – hotly anticipated by children around the world. We can’t wait to see what adventures Greg will be going on next and are thrilled to be part of this huge international publishing moment, bringing book thirteen in this phenomenal series to as many readers as possible around the world simultaneously’.