New novel by the author of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons will have a global English language first print run of 6.5 million copies: the largest first print in the history of Random House worldwide
The Lost Symbol will have a global English language print run of 6.5 million copies, and it will once again feature Dan Brown’s unforgettable protagonist, Robert Langdon.
The announcement was made today by Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor in Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in the US and Gail Rebuck, Chair and CEO of The Random House Group in the UK.
Brown’s longterm US editor, Jason Kaufman, Vice President and Executive Editor at Random House Inc imprint Doubleday, said: “Nothing ever is as it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. This book’s narrative takes place in a 12-hour period, and from the first page, Dan’s readers will feel the thrill of discovery as they follow Robert Langdon through a masterful and unexpected new landscape. The Lost Symbol is full of surprises."
The Da Vinci Code’s UK paperback edition (published in March 2004) spent more than two years (120 weeks) in the Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellers list with 68 weeks spent at No.1 and is the UK’s bestselling paperback novel of all time.* The novel has been translated into 51 languages.