Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Lost Symbol Paperback Set for October release in US. PublishersLunch
Anchor has announced their intention to launch a four-million-copy US mass market paperback edition of Dan Brown's THE LOST SYMBOL on October 19 at $9.99. Doubleday will follow the paperback release with a $35 hardcover edition of THE LOST SYMBOL ILLUSTRATED EDITION on November 2 in a 350,000-copy printing.
The publisher says THE LOST SYMBOL has sold over 5.5 million copies in North America to date.
Footnote: I will ask Random House what their plans are for NZ and Australian release. Watch this space.
Reply from Random House:
The paperback of The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown's global mega-selling novel will be published in Transworld’s international markets on Thursday 22nd July 2010, to coincide with its release in the UK and Ireland.
The Lost Symbol, a follow-up to Dan Brown's No. 1 international phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, has itself broken publishing industry records to become officially* the bestselling adult hardcover of all time in the UK, with sales to date of over 1.3 million copies. The hardcover edition has spent 23 weeks so far in the Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellers list with 20 of those weeks at No. 1. It sold an extraordinary 550,000 copies in the first week of publication, ensuring it instantly became the UK's bestselling hardback novel since records began.* International sales of the Transworld hardcover edition also stand at overone million copies.
Corgi ‘A ‘ format paperback, ISBN 9780552161237, publication date: